Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 4 November 1963 at 01:17 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 4 November 1963 at 01:17 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: 4 Nov 1963 01:17:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 8.1
Profondeur: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.843°S / 129.684°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Nila (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
349 km ENE de Lospalos (Timor oriental) (pop: 17,200)
365 km WSW de Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
387 km SSE de Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
399 km SSE de Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
492 km ENE de Dili (Díli, Timor oriental) (pop: 150,000)
585 km ENE de Atambua (Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara) (pop: 35,800)
686 km SSW de Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
2525 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1016 joules (24757 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1331.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 8.165 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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