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Banda Sea Earthquake 1938
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Banda Sea Indonesia 1938
The Banda Sea Plate is a small tectonic plate undelining the Banda Sea in Southeast Asia.
Strike-Slip; A fault in which surfaces on oppisite sides of the fault plane have moved horizonally and parallel to the strike of the fault
In Banda Sea, Indonesia an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 happened on February 1, 1938 at 19:04 UTC.
Convergent- active deforming region where two tectonic plates of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide.
Between Indo-Australian and Sunda plates.
took 17,000 lives
A little Tsunami occured, no lives were tooken
family homes were destroyed
seaside flooded with water
The Banda Sea earthquake in 1938, had a magnitude of 8.6 on the Ritcher scale. The earthquake happened for more than 24 hours. Around 17,000 people died. It had a longitude of 131.62 and a latitude of -5.05. Origin time (24h time): 19:04. It was a strike-slip fault and a convergent boundary.
Felt in Australia
Was the 9th largest earthquake through the 20th centry
The Pendulm clock stopped
In the past 40 years, there has been over 50 earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or larger within 250km of the Banda Sea earthquake