Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 60 km northeast of Pulau Tengah Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 6 May 1975 at 03:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 6 May 1975 03:16:53 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.793°S / 126.316°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) W of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) ESE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||25 km||Ceram Sea, Indonesia||USGS|
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