M6.3 earthquake - 112km SSE of Saparua, Indonesia, Monday, 8 October 2012 at 11:43 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, 137 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:43

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, 137 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:43

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

8 Oct 12:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Oct 2012 11:43:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:43
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 34.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.442°S / 129.165°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (253 mi) WSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) WNW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 mi) NNE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.335 km112km SSE of Saparua, IndonesiaUSGS
6.310 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
6.239 kmBanda SeaGFZ
6.3kmBanda SeaGeoAu
6.335 kmBanda SeaBMKG

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 28 Jan 2013 04:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    231.4 km (143.8 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 2012 14:17 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Nov 2012 15:07 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    254 km (157.8 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Nov 2012 06:40 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Nov 2012 21:05 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Oct 2012 15:15 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    140 km (87 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Oct 2012 08:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Oct 2012 05:21 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Oct 2012 17:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Oct 2012 14:16 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Oct 2012 00:30 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Oct 2012 13:54 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Oct 2012 20:09 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Oct 2012 18:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2012 23:05 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2012 23:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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