Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 April 1985 at 13:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 April 1985 at 13:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 79 km depth

Date & time: 21 Apr 1985 01:53:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 79.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.181°S / 130.443°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
261 km (162 mi) W of Tual (pop: 39,500)
265 km (165 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
300 km (186 mi) ESE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
487 km (303 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
596 km (371 mi) WSW of Nabire (pop: 43,900)
626 km (389 mi) SW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200)
746 km (464 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
2614 km (1624 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.079 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 21 April 13:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 08 Oct 1985 22:56 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1985 08:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 1985 20:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 April 1985 at 13:53 (GMT)
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