1938 Banda Sea earthquake
|Date||1 February 1938|
|Magnitude||8.4 Mw |
|Depth||35 km (22 mi) |
|Max. intensity||VII (Very strong)|
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.
- 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.
- Engdahl, E. R.; Vallaseñor, A. (2002). "Global seismicity: 1900–1999". International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology (PDF). Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.). Academic Press. p. 677. ISBN 978-0124406520. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-06.
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