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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 6 August 2014
6 Aug 11:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Aug 6 11:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.29°S / 128.1°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) NE of Lospalos (pop: 17,200)
2351 km (1461 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 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
Wed, 6 Aug 11:45 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Wed, 6 Aug 11:45 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
Wed, 6 Aug 11:45 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Banda Sea, 6 Aug 2014 11h45

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 16 Jan 2015 23:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    134.9 km (83.8 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2014 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    166.6 km (103.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2014 10:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    258 km (160.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Dec 2014 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Dec 2014 07:07 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    295 km (183.3 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Nov 2014 03:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Nov 2014 10:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    154 km (95.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Oct 2014 12:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    177 km (110 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Oct 2014 08:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Sep 2014 11:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Sep 2014 00:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    265 km (164.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Aug 2014 06:23 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    136 km (84.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea on Thursday, 28 August 2014
  • 28 Aug 2014 06:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2014 12:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Aug 2014 15:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Aug 2014 14:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Aug 2014 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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