Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Ceram Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 March 1975 at 00:22 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Ceram Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 March 1975 at 00:22 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 5 Mar 1975 00:22:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.444°S / 126.145°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
266 km (165 mi) WNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) WNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) ESE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) ENE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2181 km (1355 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.633 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 5 March 1975 00:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 May 1975 03:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 1975 01:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Ceram Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 March 1975 at 00:22 (GMT)
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