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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 422 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 422 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 422 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 92 km depth

12 Aug 01:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 12, 2013 00:53:43 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, August 12, 2013 09:53:43
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth92.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.1229°S / 129.81°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.123°N / 50.19°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt29 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNila (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities347 km (215 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
365 km (227 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
368 km (229 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
414 km (257 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
426 km (265 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) SSE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1106 kmBanda SeaGFZ
6.1110 km KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAEMSC
6.092 km189km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
6.292 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
6.4103 kmBanda SeaBMKG
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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)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 6, 2014 16:13
9 years ago
4.5

169 km
Banda Sea, 378 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2014 16:53
9 years ago
4.7

147 km
Banda Sea, 414 km S of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 2, 2014 11:50
9 years ago
4.5

126 km
Banda Sea, 388 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 2, 2014 05:37
9 years ago
4.4

152 km
Banda Sea, 414 km S of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 12, 2013 21:00
9 years ago
4.4

160 km
Banda Sea, 394 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 4, 2013 12:20
9 years ago
4.5

169 km
Banda Sea, 384 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 24, 2013 19:16
9 years ago
4.4

151 km
Banda Sea, 370 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 15, 2013 00:44
9 years ago
4.0

137 km
Banda Sea, 406 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2013 09:55
9 years ago
4.7

160 km
Banda Sea, 393 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 9, 2013 10:58
9 years ago
5.1

131 km
Banda Sea, 384 km S of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 2013 18:32
9 years ago
4.7

127 km
Banda Sea, 388 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 2013 23:39
9 years ago
4.5

170 km
Banda Sea, 426 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 2013 14:55
9 years ago
4.5

146 km
Banda Sea, 436 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 8, 2013 10:50
9 years ago
4.2

180 km
Banda Sea, 382 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 2, 2013 22:21
9 years ago
4.6

143 km
Banda Sea, 394 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 25, 2013 01:18
9 years ago
4.6

138 km
Banda Sea, 433 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 18, 2013 15:25
9 years ago
4.3

128 km
Banda Sea, 410 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 15, 2013 02:23
9 years ago
4.3

180 km
Banda Sea, 421 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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