Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea on Saturday, 6 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 58 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 22:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 58 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 22:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 142 km depth

6 Dec 22:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 7 00:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2014 22:05:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 142.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.21°S / 130.5°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
257 km (160 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
2615 km (1625 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SSE of Seram Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1142 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 6.0131 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 6.0120 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 6.0117 km222km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (2)

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Darwin Aus / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Brinkin (Australia, 684 km S of epicenter) : Wall of house wobbled slightly only noticed because leaning against wall (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Banda Sea, 58 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, 6 December 2014 22:05 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 01 Jun 2015 10:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Apr 2015 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Apr 2015 17:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Mar 2015 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Mar 2015 14:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Feb 2015 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    135.6 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 2015 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2015 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    128.5 km (79.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 18:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    159.5 km (99.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 58 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 22:05 (GMT)
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