Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 12 October 1987 at 11:51 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 79 km depth
Depth: 78.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.611°S / 131.011°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
193 km (120 mi) W of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2674 km (1662 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||79 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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