Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Timor Region on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Updated: Sep 27, 2021 21:20 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 97 km north of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 03:44 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 97 km north of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 03:44 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

4 Nov 03:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Nov 4 06:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km.
Date & time: Nov 4, 2015 03:44:15 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.23°S / 124.92°E (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.23°N / 55.08°W
Nearest volcano: Sirung (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NW of Maubara (Liquiçá, Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NW of Gleno (Ermera, Timor-Leste) (pop: 8,130) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NW of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNW of Maliana (Bobonaro, Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) N of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Suai (Cova Lima, Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.517 kmTimor RegionGFZ
6.515 km KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIAEMSC
6.314 km- 77km WNW of Dili, East TimorUSGS
6.60 kmTimor RegionGeoAu
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User reports for this quake (14)

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Dili, Timor-Leste / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mandarin, Dili (79.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was indoor when it happened and I could feel all the furniture shaking. I run outside and even after I was outside I could still feel it for a few more seconds. It was one of the longest quake I have experienced in Timor.   
Díli (Timor-Leste, 77 km E of epicenter) : In Dili (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 77 km E of epicenter) : Medium tremble probably around 5.5 on the Dili North coast of Timor-Leste (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 11868 km NW of epicenter) : I was in the office on a 4th floor, i felt strong shaking, ground moving, windows and furniture tembling. Everyone ran out of the building. (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 88 km SE of epicenter) : Díli (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 87 km SE of epicenter) : Only lasted maybe 5 seconds but quite strong (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 87 km SE of epicenter) : This was massive (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 86 km SE of epicenter) : Stonger and longer(5sec) than the one at 0725 this morning. (reported through EMSC)  
Kota Garut (Indonesia, 1870 km W of epicenter) : Felt IV-V MMI Scale (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 86 km E of epicenter) : Doors open, one broken glass in a window. People running to outdoor areas (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 85 km E of epicenter) : Longer than the one earlier this morning (reported through EMSC)  
Pante Macassar (Timor-Leste, 113 km SW of epicenter) : 5 séc... no damages (reported through EMSC)  
Hera (Timor-Leste, 89 km E of epicenter) : No damage found (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes)

  • 17 Apr 2016 12:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Apr 2016 14:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    169 km (105 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Mar 2016 17:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 04:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Mar 2016 10:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Mar 2016 02:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Jan 2016 11:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2015 22:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2015 06:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Nov 2015 16:44 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Nov 2015 19:33 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    47.5 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 2015 16:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Nov 2015 12:24 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Nov 2015 18:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    54.6 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2015 13:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Nov 2015 08:14 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Nov 2015 04:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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