Magnitude: 6.8Mt
Time: 02-17-1674 T11:30:00
Country: INDONESIA

BANDASEA

This tsunami was recorded in Indonesia on 02-17-1674 T11:30:00, where a 100 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 6.8Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 40km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2330 souls. In the chaos and destruction, another 6 lives were claimed as missing. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 315. This region of Indonesia falls within region code 83.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Ambon Arc, Central Molucca Islands - porphyry copper
Plio-Quaternary Ambon island arc (northern Outer Banda arc), eastern Indonesia.



Latest Tsunami Events

Recent Tsunami activity from around the globe.



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 83
primary_magnitude 6.8
deaths 2244
focal_depth 40
total_deaths 2330
missing_description 1
iida 2
year 1674
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name BANDASEA
damage_description 3
id 315
event_validity 4
time 02-17-1674 T11:30:00
latitude -3.75
missing 6
maximum_water_height 100
total_injuries 41
soloviev 1.5
houses_destroyed_description 3
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
total_injuries_description 1
longitude 127.75
total_deaths_description 4
country INDONESIA
deaths_description 4

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