Supriya Ghosh

1938 Banda Sea earthquake

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Origin time  19:04
Depth  35 km (22 mi)
Tsunami  Yes
Date  1 February 1938
Magnitude  8.4 Mw
Max. intensity  VII (Very strong)
Casualties  None
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Similar  2009 Papua earthquakes, March 2007 Sumatra, 2016 Sumatra earthquake, 1992 Flores earthquake, September 2007 Sumatra

The 1938 Banda Sea earthquake occurred in the Banda Sea region on February 1. It had an estimated magnitude of 8.4 on the moment magnitude scale, and intensities as high as VII (Very strong). It generated destructive tsunamis of up to 1.5 metres, but no human lives were lost.

Location

  • 300 km (190 mi) WNW of Dobo, Aru Islands.
  • 325 km (202 mi) N of Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands.
  • 825 km (513 mi) N of Darwin, Australia.
  • 2,760 km (1,710 mi) E of Jakarta, Java.
  • References

    1938 Banda Sea earthquake Wikipedia


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