Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea on Monday, 5 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 195 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 01:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 195 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 01:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 517 km depth

5 Dec 01:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Dec 5 01:16: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 539.0 to 522.0 km.
Dec 5 01:17: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 522.0 to 519.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 519.0 to 521.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 521.0 to 520.0 km.
Dec 5 01:19: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 520.0 to 519.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 519.0 to 521.0 km.
Dec 5 01:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 521.0 to 520.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 520.0 to 518.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 518.0 to 517.0 km.
Dec 5 08:20: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Date & time: Dec 5, 2016 01:13:04 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 517.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.34°S / 123.42°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.34°N / 56.58°W
Nearest volcano: Batu Tara (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km (121 mi) NE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SSE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) ENE of Labuanbajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) WNW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
6.2517 kmBanda SeaGFZ
6.1523 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
6.1517 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
6.3526 km- 148km NNE of Palue, IndonesiaUSGS
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User reports for this quake (1)

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Turon (14626.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Jan 2, 2017 19:25
5 years ago

204 km
Banda Sea, 65 km N of Pulau Solor Island, East Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore

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