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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 12 August 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 12 August 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 12 August 2013
12 Aug 01:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 12 August 2013 00:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 92.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.1229°S / 129.81°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2539 km (1578 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Mon, 12 Aug 00:53 UTCM 6.1 / 106 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Mon, 12 Aug 00:53 UTCM 6.1 / 110 kmKEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAEMSC
Monday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43 (12 Aug 00:53:43 UTC)M 6.0 / 92 km189km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
Mon, 12 Aug 00:53 UTCM 6.2 / 92 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:53 WIB (12 Aug 00:53:44 UTC)M 6.4 / 103 kmBanda SeaBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (35)

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Royal Darwin Hospital Grounds (596.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on a wobbly chair outside, which was shaking a bit, coffee obviously moving in cup. Lasted a few seconds, I was pretty sure it was an earthquake.
Level 6, 62 Cavenagh St Darwin (604.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Level 6, 62 Cavenagh St Darwin (604.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin, NT, Australia (3701 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin Airport / not felt
Casuarina (Darwin) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : staff ran to doors and my colleague went pale and not able to move! The partitions were rocking and computers shaking, it was awesome!
Casuarina, NT 0812 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Modorate shacking of Desktop computers and windows
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Modorate shacking of Desktop computers and windows
Parap NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Parap NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Wagaman, Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin Australia (592.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 2nd floor of a high rise in Darwin, duration approx 1 min
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nighcliff, Darwin, NT (595.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Parap (600.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Shaking felt for about 30 secs Felt a smaller shake just before the bugger one for 5 secs
Fannie Bay, Darwin NT (599.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (603.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Casuarina, NT 0810 (3220.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
nightcliff, darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin 2nd floor 21 Cavanagh Street (604.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin City (604.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Everyone in the office felt it and it lasted for around 30 seconds.
Darwin, NT 0810 (3220.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I work in a retail store and all the stock on the hooks were swinging back and forth
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (3220.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin, Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Things were slightly shaking for 10 seconds and I was quite sure there was an earthquake.
Brinkin, Darwin, N.T., Australia (594.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Home started moving with a creak, light humming was heard all around, desk and chair were gently shaking.
darwin (604.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong movement on 1st floor of three story office complex
Darwin (Australia, 580 km S of epicenter) : I was upstairs in an old building at a meeting with many people. We all felt it at the same time.It began a very sharp initial jolt, accompanied by a very low rolling sound. Lasted a few seconds only. (reported through EMSC)
Katherine (Australia, 815 km S of epicenter) : lasted approximately 45sec (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 564 km S of epicenter) : started slow increased in intensity and then tapered off (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 556 km S of epicenter) : computer table I was working at started to wobble left and right going on for over 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 556 km S of epicenter) : computer table I was working at started to wobble left and right going on for over 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia, 12 Aug 2013 00:53

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 06 Feb 2014 16:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    168.7 km (104.8 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 2014 16:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    147.2 km (91.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2014 11:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    126.4 km (78.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2014 05:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    152.3 km (94.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2013 21:00 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Dec 2013 12:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    169.4 km (105.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2013 19:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    150.9 km (93.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 2013 00:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    136.9 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2013 09:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2013 10:58 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    131.1 km (81.5 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2013 18:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    127.2 km (79 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2013 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    170.3 km (105.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2013 14:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    146 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Oct 2013 10:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Oct 2013 22:21 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    142.6 km (88.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2013 01:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Aug 2013 15:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    127.6 km (79.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 2013 02:23 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia on Monday, 12 August 2013

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