Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 01:36 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 01:36 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 12 Mar 1983 01:36:35 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.056°S / 127.924°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) SW of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
136 km (85 mi) SW of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
512 km (318 mi) SW of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
535 km (332 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200)
542 km (337 mi) S of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
684 km (425 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
704 km (438 mi) SSE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
2347 km (1458 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.717 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 12 March 01:36 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 09 Jun 1983 04:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    118.1 km (73.4 mi) depth
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 1983 19:02 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 14:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    21.2 km (13.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 12:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 08:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 01:36 (GMT)

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