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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 170km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 176km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island on Thursday, 13 June 2013

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - 176km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island on Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 Jun 17:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 13 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:47
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.9893°S / 107.2272°E (Christmas Island)
Nearby towns and cities:
176 km (109 mi) NE of Flying Fish Cove (pop: 500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 13 Jun 16:47 UTCM 6.7 / 3 kmSOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAEMSC
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:47 (13 Jun 16:47:23 UTC)M 6.7 / 9.7 km176km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas IslandUSGS
Thu, 13 Jun 16:47 UTCM 6.7 / 17 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGFZ
Thu, 13 Jun 16:47 UTCM 6.7 / 1 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (9)

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Silver City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt like a wave of energy sweeping along the building from one end to the other and back again. Sounded like an enormous possum galloping through the roof as the roof undulated and vibrated. Everything vibrated heavily in the room: bed, bedside table, table and chairs etc.
Silver city Christmas Island (176.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Poon Saan, Christmas Island / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed was shaking, lasted about 10 secs.
Silver city Christmas Island (176.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tulungagung, Jawa Timur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking as my Computer screen was shaking and I can feel it
Yogyakarta, Java / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Jakarta, sudirman (422 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My door was swaying and the towels in my bathroom, I thought I was just dizzy until people in my apartment started opening there doors and evacuating
Jakarta, INDONESIA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Jakarta (Indonesia, 417 km NW of epicenter) : Horizontal swaying lasted about 15 seconds only. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: 176km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, 13 Jun 2013 16:47

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 31 Aug 2013 03:59 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Aug 2013 22:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Aug 2013 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 2013 01:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 2013 01:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Jun 2013 17:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    16.5 km (10.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 176km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island on Thursday, 13 June 2013
 

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