Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 00:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 00:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 12 Mar 1983 00:53:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.036°S / 127.893°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Banda Api (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km SO de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
138 km SO de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
513 km SO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
2344 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.033 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 12 March 1983 00:53 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 14 Mar 1983 19:02 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 14:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    21.2 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 12:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 08:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1983 01:36 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    16.9 km (10.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 01:36 (GMT)
  • 12 Mar 1983 01:29 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 March 1983 at 00:53 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondeur
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 08 Oct 1950 03:23
    | 7.3 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    il y a 70 ans
    |
    42km / 26mi
    | Banda Sea (Indonesia)
  • 01 Mar 1948 01:12
    | 7.1 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 73 ans
    |
    136km / 84mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 29 Aug 1919 05:44
    | 6.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 101 ans
    |
    126km / 79mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 29 Jul 1942 22:49
    | 6.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    il y a 79 ans
    |
    145km / 90mi
    | Ceram Sea, Indonesia
  • 26 Mar 1932 09:52
    | 6.6 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    il y a 89 ans
    |
    68km / 42mi
    | Banda Sea (Indonesia)
  • 09 Feb 1960 23:55
    | 6.5 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    il y a 61 ans
    |
    19km / 12mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 13 Jul 1952 17:34
    | 6.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 69 ans
    |
    119km / 74mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 29 Dec 1935 23:37
    | 6.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 85 ans
    |
    49km / 30mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 09 Sep 1932 13:39
    | 6.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 88 ans
    |
    69km / 43mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • 23 Jan 1960 04:41
    | 6.3 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 61 ans
    |
    49km / 30mi
    | Seram, Indonesia
  • Show all

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