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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Flores Sea on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Flores Sea on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Flores Sea on Tuesday, 23 August 2016
23 Aug 19:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Aug 23 19:43: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 553.0 to 552.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 552.0 to 550.0 km.
Aug 23 19:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 550.0 to 544.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 544.0 to 539.0 km.
Aug 23 19:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 539.0 to 540.0 km.
Aug 23 19:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 540.0 to 537.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 537.0 to 535.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 535.0 to 533.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 533.0 to 531.0 km.
Aug 23 20:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 19:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 531.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.28°S / 122.41°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ilikedeka (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) N of Maumere (pop: 47,600)
192 km (120 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200)
1723 km (1071 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
Tue, 23 Aug 19:39 UTCM 6.0 / 531 kmFlores SeaGFZ
Tue, 23 Aug 19:39 UTCM 6.1 / 529 kmFLORES SEAEMSC
2016-08-24 03:39:44 +08:00 (23 Aug 19:39:44 UTC)M 6.0 / 532.4 km- 132km N of Nebe, IndonesiaUSGS
Tue, 23 Aug 19:39 UTCM 6.0 / 522 kmFlores Sea. (Reported Felt)GeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Flores Sea, 23 Aug 2016 19:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Flores Sea on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

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