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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
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)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^15 J (783 GWh / 6.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 42.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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 16:53 UTCM 7.3 / 161 kmBanda SeaBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Darwin / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 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 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woken at 2:27 local time, bed shaking.
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke everyone up in the house, plates and windows continued to rattle
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awoken by shaking glass panes and hanging doors. Building had gently but lengthy sway about it (on 13th floor)
Darwin / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Fannie Bay / MMI IV (Light shaking): 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 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was 15 stories up, and was awoken by the quake.
Darwin (Australia) (660 km S from epicenter)(no details): the movement went on for around 10 swcs in waves (via EMSC)
Darwin (Australia) (660 km S from epicenter)(no details): The noise preceeded the movement and persisted longer then the movement (via EMSC)
(Australia) (1458 km S from epicenter)(no details): I am more concerned with a possible tsunami. (via EMSC)
Nhulunbuy (Australia) (981 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The bed shook (via EMSC)
Darwin (Australia) (660 km S from epicenter)(no details): lasted for a number of minutes (via EMSC)
Darwin (Australia) (660 km S from epicenter)(no details): It woke us all up and the rumbling was quite loud and intense. (via EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia) (652 km S from epicenter)(no details): Prolonged shake in Darwin (via EMSC)
Darwin (Australia) (653 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was slightly feelable. But we have felt at least from far away. (via EMSC)
Malak (Australia) (647 km S from epicenter)(no details): It stopped for about 2mins then I went upstairs and it started again for a bit. (via EMSC)

 

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