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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Flores Sea on Friday, 27 February 2015

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Flores Sea on Friday, 27 February 2015

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Flores Sea on Friday, 27 February 2015
27 Feb 13:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Feb 27 15:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.9.
Date & time: Friday, 27 February 2015 13:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 548.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.33°S / 122.49°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ilikedeka (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) NE of Maumere (pop: 47,600)
191 km (119 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200)
1732 km (1076 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 27 Feb 13:45 UTCM 6.9 / 548 kmFlores SeaGFZ
Fri, 27 Feb 13:45 UTCM 7.0 / 548 kmFLORES SEAEMSC
Friday, February 27, 2015 21:45:05 (27 Feb 13:45:05 UTC)M 7.0 / 552.3 km131km N of Nebe, IndonesiaUSGS
Fri, 27 Feb 13:45 UTCM 6.8 / 525 kmFlores SeaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (32)

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Lombok Kuta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : bed was few times in a minute shakeing, water in the glass on the table was waveing/moving
Dili / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
sanur bali / Weak shaking (MMI III) : beds shook window panes rattled for about 3 secs
waiara beach near maumere, flores / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Was in bed. Felt the bed shaking.
Kuta legian / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Moderat shaking for about 20 seconds portable fans light fixtures were shaking clothes on coat hangers were shaking no evident major damage as it dark to hard to notice at this time of the night
Bali Indonesia legian kuta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking for a good 20sec no major damage of any kind to windows maybe a few extra cracks in structures hopefully there won't be too many after shocks
bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting on balcony and chairs trembling
gili trawangan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It felt like someone was kicking once heavily against my bed and i heard cracking in the ceiling.
Sanur / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Started feeling dizzy..I was feeling lightheaded and ground moving
Huu, Sumbawa, Indonesia (479.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very subtle shaking for about 20 seconds
denpasar, Bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was laying in bed and it started to shake, I wasn't sure if it was earthquake until it started to shake again
Dili / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nusa Dua Bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
canggu (823.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
denpasar, Bali / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
denpasar, Bali / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (817.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : small vibrations...felt as though a large Truck was slowly moving past.
dili / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : At arond 22:46 of 27.02.2015 in east timor dili a quake was felt.bed and closets moving aron 8 to 10cm from wall
Bali / Weak shaking (MMI III)
lombok / Weak shaking (MMI III)
dili / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Bed moving 8 to 10cm from the wall
Bali / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Noticeable trembling in kuta
PA, Dili / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mangsit, Lombok / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle rocking of table. Almost unnoticed
Díli (Timor-Leste, 362 km E of epicenter) : Two shocks of about 5 seconds each about two minutes apart with the second one at 10.47pm (I noted the time as I suspected an earth tremor) (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 821 km W of epicenter) : the bed vibrated and the clothes, which was hanging also started to shake (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 364 km E of epicenter) : I felt an earthquake in Dili. (reported through EMSC)
Denpasar City (Indonesia, 815 km W of epicenter) : Dogs started barking. When the tremor stopped, I noticed the dogs stopped also. I've never noticed this thing about the dogs before. (reported through EMSC)
Klungkung Sub-District (Indonesia, 793 km W of epicenter) : great earthquake shocks in Klungkung, Bali... (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 640 km W of epicenter) : Not strong just like wave (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Flores Sea, 27 Feb 2015 13:45

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 24 Aug 2015 01:59 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    567 km (352.3 mi) depth
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Aug 2015 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Aug 2015 02:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    197 km (122.4 mi) depth
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jun 2015 23:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 May 2015 20:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    583 km (362.3 mi) depth
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 May 2015 16:03 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    238.4 km (148.1 mi) depth
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2015 15:27 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    573 km (356 mi) depth
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Flores Sea on Friday, 27 February 2015

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