Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 19 February 1998 at 14:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 19 February 1998 at 14:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 19 Feb 1998 02:14:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.476°S / 129.082°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (79 mi) S of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
132 km (82 mi) SE of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
426 km (265 mi) NW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
468 km (291 mi) SW of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
597 km (371 mi) NE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
615 km (382 mi) SE of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
731 km (454 mi) E of Kendari (Sulawesi Tenggara) (pop: 195,000)
2470 km (1535 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.533 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 19 February 14:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 27 May 1998 01:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 1998 05:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 1998 04:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 1998 19:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 1998 17:14 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 19 February 1998 at 14:14 (GMT)
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