Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 52 km south of Pulau Tuban Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, May 02, 2014 16:43:37
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 54 km depth
2 May 09:05 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: 2 May 2014 08:43:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, May 02, 2014 16:43:37
Depth: 54.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.8009°S / 127.4352°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) W of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (332 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) WSW of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.8||45 km||Seram, Indonesia||GFZ|
|5.8||46 km||SERAM, INDONESIA||EMSC|
|6.0||54 km||70km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia||USGS|
|6.1||39 km||Searm, Indonesia||GeoAu|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 12 Jun 2014 04:09 UTC| M 4.6 |28 km (17.4 mi) depth|20 km (13 mi) distance| GFZ | Details
- 11 Jun 2014 12:18 UTC| M 4.3 |11 km (6.8 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| GFZ | Details