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Banda Sea Earthquake 1938 M 8.4

Banda Sea Earthquake - February 1, 1938 Magnitude 8.4

The 1938 Banda Sea earthquake occurred on February 1 with an estimated magnitude of 8.4 on the moment magnitude scale and a Rossi–Forel intensity of VII (Very strong tremor). This oblique-slip event generated destructive tsunamis of up to 1.5 meters in the Banda Sea region, but no human lives were lost.

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