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

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 147 km north of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 13:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 147 km north of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 13:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 548 km depth

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: Feb 27, 2015 13:45:05 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 548.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.33°S / 122.49°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.33°N / 57.51°W
Nearest volcano: Ilikedeka (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) NNE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NNE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) ENE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) S of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) ENE of Labuanbajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) S of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) SE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) SE of Macassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) WNW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.9548 kmFlores SeaGFZ
7.0552 km131km N of Nebe, IndonesiaUSGS
6.8525 kmFlores SeaGeoAu

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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)  
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Aug 8, 2015 02:36
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Jun 16, 2015 23:51
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May 26, 2015 20:56
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May 21, 2015 16:03
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