Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 18 August 1981 at 03:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 42 km depth
Depth: 41.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.037°S / 127.328°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (64 mi) WSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) WSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
2282 km (1418 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||42 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 18 August 1981 03:12 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Aug 1981 05:29 UTC| M 5.1 |33.6 km (20.9 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details