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M7.1 earthquake - 229km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia, Monday, 10 December 2012 at 16:53 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 10 December 2012

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 10 December 2012
10 Dec 17:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 10 December 2012 16:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:53
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 159.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.5403°S / 129.815°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2539 km (1578 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:53 (10 Dec 16:53:09 UTC)M 7.1 / 159.3 km227km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
Mon, 10 Dec 16:53 UTCM 7.1 / 162 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
Mon, 10 Dec 16:53 UTCM 7.0 / 164 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Mon, 10 Dec 16:53 UTCM 7.1 / 151 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:53 WIB (10 Dec 16:53:10 UTC)M 7.3 / 161 kmBanda SeaBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (18)

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Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken up by a feeling of movement. Heard noise and thought it was thunder. Looked up and saw and heard ceiling fan shaking. Confusing as I had never had this experience previously.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken at 2:27 local time, bed shaking.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke everyone up in the house, plates and windows continued to rattle
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awoken by shaking glass panes and hanging doors. Building had gently but lengthy sway about it (on 13th floor)
Darwin / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Fannie Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 60 Seconds. It woke us up and became increasingly noticable to the point we woke the kids and went outside. We have felt a few over the years and this was the strongest and the longest I can remember.
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was 15 stories up, and was awoken by the quake.
Darwin (Australia, 660 km S of epicenter) : the movement went on for around 10 swcs in waves (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 660 km S of epicenter) : The noise preceeded the movement and persisted longer then the movement (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1458 km S of epicenter) : I am more concerned with a possible tsunami. (reported through EMSC)
Nhulunbuy (Australia, 981 km SE of epicenter) : The bed shook (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 660 km S of epicenter) : lasted for a number of minutes (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 660 km S of epicenter) : It woke us all up and the rumbling was quite loud and intense. (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 652 km S of epicenter) : Prolonged shake in Darwin (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 653 km S of epicenter) : It was slightly feelable. But we have felt at least from far away. (reported through EMSC)
Malak (Australia, 647 km S of epicenter) : It stopped for about 2mins then I went upstairs and it started again for a bit. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia, 10 Dec 2012 16:53

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (229 quakes):
  • 11 Dec 2014 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 18:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    159.5 km (99.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2014 22:05 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea on Saturday, 6 December 2014
  • 25 Nov 2014 18:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Nov 2014 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    291 km (180.8 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (72 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Nov 2014 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Nov 2014 21:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    171 km (106.3 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Nov 2014 13:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    186 km (115.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Nov 2014 14:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Oct 2014 01:33 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    148 km (92 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Oct 2014 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    141 km (87.6 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Oct 2014 21:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    215 km (133.6 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Oct 2014 22:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    157 km (97.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2014 04:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    171 km (106.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Oct 2014 16:16 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    135 km (83.9 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Oct 2014 12:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    151.7 km (94.3 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 10 December 2012
 

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