Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 08:41 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.85°S / 128.049°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) WSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2364 km (1469 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Seram, Indonesia||USGS|
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