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1629 Banda Sea earthquake

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Magnitude  8.2–9.8 Mw
Tsunami  Yes
1629 Banda Sea earthquake
Date  August 1, 1629 (1629-08)

The 1629 Banda Sea earthquake struck the Banda Sea, Indonesia on August 1. Its epicentre is believed to have been in the Seram Trough. A "mega-thrust" earthquake caused a 15 m (49 ft) tsunami, which was recorded to have affected the Banda Islands about 30 minutes after the quake. The effects of the tsunami were reported as far as 230 kilometres (140 mi) away in Ambon. Many trees in the Banda Islands were reported to have been uprooted.

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