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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 September 2013
1 Sep 12:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 1 September 2013 11:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, September 01, 2013 20:52:32
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 132.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.5418°S / 128.278°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (110 mi) NE of Lospalos (pop: 17,200)
2371 km (1473 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 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
Sun, 1 Sep 11:52 UTCM 6.5 / 134 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Sun, 1 Sep 11:52 UTCM 6.5 / 138 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
Sunday, September 01, 2013 20:52:32 (1 Sep 11:52:32 UTC)M 6.5 / 132.1 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 1 Sep 11:52 UTCM 6.4 / 102 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:52 WIB (1 Sep 11:52:32 UTC)M 6.4 / 136 kmBanda SeaBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (96)

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Darwin (3223.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The floor and bed in our Hotel room continued to shake noticeably for about 5 to 10 mins, as we were resting on the bed.
Perth, Australia / not felt : I didn't actually feel it, but my housemate is Brazilian and he was on the phone speaking really loudly. This kind of thing is normal when that happens... sorry Indonesia.
Dili / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone started screming and whacking poles to wake up god, thats what Timorese do!
Darwin, NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
durack (2220.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili East Timor / Light shaking (MMI IV)
leanyer darwin (609.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
leanyer darwin (609.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was sitting on sofqa n i felt ground shaking and noise voice underground
katherine nt / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Masterchef just finished...heard it, our glass sliding doors shook and both our arm chairs shook for quite a while...
Rapid Creek NT AUS (3223.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House mates and I were sitting on our couches and noticed them rocking.
darwin / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Parap, Northern Territory (612.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep and felt and heard a grumble and felt shaking, the light fittings were shaking and clanging
Dili (321 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We sit outside in front of our camper and see the Cars dancing. The people arround us Stay cool. So we decide that we dont Drive ti an higher place.
London / not felt
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (608 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the house shake.
darwin (610.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : furniture shook for a few seconds
Tiwi.darwin / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : I felt my windows shaking for 20 seconds.
Dili (321.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking for about 1 minute, loud sound like wind accompanied the shaking.
nhulunbuy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dili / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was seated and then all of a sudden the table and the fridge nearby began shaking. Lasted not more than a minute. All's been calm since.
Tiwi, Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kununurra wa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palmerston NT / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Furniture shaking, paused, then started again. Lasted longer than usual minor tremors.
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mild shaking noticeable for 5 to 10 seconds
Darwin Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin Malak / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard low distant rumble went out on deck and felt weak shake.
Palmerston NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palmerston (624.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt light shaking of table chair etc
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt constant shaking for about 40 sec on 3rd floor building.
darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
palmerston, nt / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very strong shaking!!!
Darwin, NT / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Computer screen and desk started lightly shaking, we thought someone was running along the deck.
Darwin NT (607.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jabiru, australia (758.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili Timor Leste / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (621.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : We were sitting watching tele and suddenly the lounge started shaking i looked at my hubby to see why the lounge was moving he was looking at me with the same questioning gaze it only lasted approx 15 seconds we raced across to our neighbour & he felt the samw
Darwin,Northern Australia (625.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
darwin (637.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
BAYVIEW NT 0820 (614.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (607 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House was swaying as we are in an elevated house. Dogs weren't upset at all.
Leanyer (610.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
marrara darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : What a shake
Darwin (614.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very week but went a long time about 5 minutes
Leanyer (609 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was making my bed when I heard my windows start to shake. Pet birds screaming and the cats ran.
darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Wasnt much from my house but my fruends wall crackrd
Darwin, Australia (615.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : lasted nearly a minute
Hera, Timor Leste / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt ground moving, objects on wall started swinging, lasted for about 10 seconds
Darwin, NT. / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 11 stories up in an apartment building and I felt the whole building shift. Nothing bad, but I was in Newcastle, NSW when that earthquake struck, so I as fairly confident that there was an earthquake this time.
Dili (3003.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking of the bed.
Darwin (611.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Palmerston (626.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Watching tv and couch was moving slightly.
Darwin (613.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it lying on the couch, like a gentle rocking, noticed waves in the fish tank, lots of water movement. I'm in Howard Springs 40km inland from Darwin City.
darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Wadeye Northern Territory Australia (756.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : My bed shook for 5 seconds then it stopped. The dog barked for 5 minutes then stopped after the shaking stopped.
darwin (608.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (608.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Fannie Bay, Darwin (610.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin n (608.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Wadeye Northern Territory Australia It shook my be (756.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed shook for 5 seconds then it stopped. The dog barked for 5 minutes then stopped after the shaking stopped.
DARWIN NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
darwin australia (613.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin,Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (613.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : for about 30 seconds
Kununurra WA (917.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
nightcliff (607.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Palmerston NT, AUSTRALIA / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : House vibrated and swayed as it is elevated
Darwin , Australia (626 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kununurra wa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt at 19:58 local time at Kununurra Western Australia
Batchelor (Australia, 656 km SE of epicenter) : Eerie feeling followed by strong shaking and several slight after tremors. (reported through EMSC)
Humpty Doo (Australia, 614 km SE of epicenter) : Quite long-lasting - about 30 second or more (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 583 km SE of epicenter) : Only psychological. Went for about two minutes so it rose in intensity for one minute. I didn't know how strong it was going to get or. until I found your site, if here were any more coming. (reported through EMSC)
Dili (Timor-Leste, 323 km W of epicenter) : Gentle Horizontal swaying for a few seconds. The movement seemed to be East/West oriented. People were alarmed but not frightened. (reported through EMSC)
Dili (Timor-Leste, 323 km W of epicenter) : Room shook, fixtures rattled - definitely a quake - similar to aftershocks of recent Wellington quakes (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 591 km SE of epicenter) : It was just a small shake that lasted about 30 seconds, unmistakeable but nothing like the earthquakes we experienced in PNG (Rabual) (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 591 km SE of epicenter) : It was noisy. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 591 km SE of epicenter) : Well reported on NT News Facebook page. Appears to have been felt all over Darwin and down as far as Katherine and out east to Jabiru (reported through EMSC)
Larrakeyah (Australia, 590 km SE of epicenter) : Rumbling sound. Slight rattle. Everyone in house noticed it. (reported through EMSC)
Nakara (Australia, 583 km SE of epicenter) : I felt another more intense one 20 min after this one (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia, 1 Sep 2013 11:52

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (35 quakes):
  • 11 Feb 2014 12:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    162.3 km (100.8 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 07:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 01:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 01:05 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 00:32 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    28.6 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 00:27 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    7.3 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2014 23:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    14.5 km (9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2014 22:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60.5 km (37.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2014 22:36 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Monday, 3 February 2014
  • 03 Feb 2014 20:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    2.3 km (1.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2014 16:26 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    174.4 km (108.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2014 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    76.2 km (47.3 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 2014 21:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    34.9 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 2013 08:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    157 km (97.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2013 21:34 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    19.5 km (12.1 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 September 2013
 

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