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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Saturday, 21 November 2015
21 Nov 09:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Nov 21 09:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Saturday, 21 November 2015 09:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.3°S / 130.1°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2571 km (1598 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Sat, 21 Nov 09:06 UTCM 6.0 / 96 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaGFZ
Sat, 21 Nov 09:06 UTCM 6.1 / 100 kmKEP. TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
2015-11-21 18:06:12 +09:00 (21 Nov 09:06:12 UTC)M 6.1 / 67.3 km- 174km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (5)

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Coolalinga / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted around a minute
Darwin. NT. Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (Australia, 579 km S of epicenter) : Felt in darwin slight shaking for around 1 minute (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia, 21 Nov 2015 09:06

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 22 Feb 2016 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Dec 2015 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Dec 2015 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Dec 2015 06:42 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Saturday, 21 November 2015
 

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