Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 12:30 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.28°S / 128.096°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2363 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 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||33 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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