1938 Banda Sea earthquake

The 1938 Banda Sea earthquake occurred in the Banda Sea region on February 1, 1938, and was the ninth largest earthquake in the 20th century. It registered a magnitude 8.5 on the Richter magnitude scale, and generated intensity VII tsunamis up to 1.5 metres, but no human lives appear to have been lost.


* 300 km (185 miles) WNW of Dobo, Aru Islands.
* 325 km (200 miles) N of Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands.
* 825 km (510 miles) N of Darwin, Australia
* 2760 km (1710 miles) E of Jakarta, Java.

ee also

*2005 Banda Sea earthquake
*2006 Banda Sea earthquake

External links

* [http://asc-india.org/gq/19380201_banda.htm Banda Sea quake, 1938]
* [http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/world/1938_02_01.html USGS report]
* [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/world/events/1938_02_01.php Historic Earthquakes]

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