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Banda Sea Earthquake 1938

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ivy Armstrong

on 23 March 2015

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Transcript of Banda Sea Earthquake 1938

Banda Sea, Indonesia
Ivy Armstrong

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.

Plate Motion
Plate Boundary
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
buildings tumbled
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.
Extra Facts
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






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