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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Dec 21 00:22: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 78.0 km.
Dec 21 00:23: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 148.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 to 158.0 km.
Dec 21 00:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 158.0 to 162.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 162.0 to 170.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 170.0 to 171.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 171.0 to 172.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 172.0 to 170.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 170.0 to 172.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 172.0 to 173.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 173.0 to 174.0 km.
Dec 21 08:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Dec 21 09:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.7.
Date & time: Wed, 21 Dec 00:17:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 174.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.63°S / 127.85°E
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (137 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 21 Dec
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 177 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 151.5 km- 278km ENE of Dili, East Timor[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Kaišiadorys / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Pisdiec vapše
Darwin NT / MMI IV (Light shaking): 3 children felt strong shaking mirrors on wall rattled
(654.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Palmerston Australia / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in bed already awake and felt the bed move back and forth in 2 bursts of about 6 secs each time. At first I thought the cat was on the bed unbeknown to me and scratching himself very vigorously to make bed vibrate
Kupang-NTT-Indonesia (542.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Darwin NT Australia / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Holtze / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Darwin NT / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Palmerston, australia (642.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dili, Timor Leste / MMI VI (Strong shaking): around 5 seconds earthquake felt. the first and the last part of it were the strongest
Darwin / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Berrimah / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking in Berrimah
DARWIN / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Dili, Timor-Leste / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The earth is shaking for around 15-25 seconds and the dogs in the neighborhood were alarmed. I was shaking (vibrate) while sitting on the chair.
(627.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Roof shook, thought it was strong wind (via app)
(623.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(629.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(Australia) (1412 km S from epicenter)(no details): very minimal effect but was unmistakable (via EMSC)
Winnellie (Australia) (630 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted.about 3 mins (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (281 km SW from epicenter)(no details): For few seconds (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (279 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Quite strong, a few seconds shaking (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (279 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mild but recognisable (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (279 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Good and fast information that I received (via EMSC)
(Australia) (1387 km S from epicenter)(no details): About a 19/20 sec effect (via EMSC)
Katherine (Australia) (869 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Sitting at home in an elevated house and the vibrations were quite sustained. (via EMSC)
Darwin City (Australia) (601 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was fairly sustained - was viewing a PowerPoint presentation at time and the projection visibly bounced up and down for at least 30sec. (via EMSC)
Casuarina (Australia) (595 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Back and forth motion, weak but noticable, jerky, repeating for about 20 seconds (via EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia) (594 km SE from epicenter)(no details): My piano and exterior wall made a 'clunk' sound, and the apartment shook for about 10-15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (303 km W from epicenter)(no details): Abanou com força mas durante pouco tempo. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 21 Dec 01:57 UTCM 4.4 / 153 km - [info] (86 km)KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Sun, 8 Jan
Sun, 8 Jan 09:25 UTCM 4.8 / 142 km - [info] (54 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 9 Jan
Mon, 9 Jan 02:13 UTCM 4.6 / 145 km - [info] (57 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 26 Jan
Thu, 26 Jan 21:40 UTCM 4.6 / 118.9 km - [info] (54 km)- 236km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 4 Feb
Sat, 4 Feb 08:45 UTCM 4.5 / 314 km - [info] (70 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 8 Feb
Wed, 8 Feb 08:14 UTCM 4.9 / 119 km - [info] (65 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 23 Feb
Thu, 23 Feb 21:41 UTCM 4.4 / 83 km - [info] (120 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Sun, 26 Feb
Sun, 26 Feb 08:56 UTCM 4.2 / 109.8 km - [info] (41 km)- 203km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Wed, 1 Mar
Wed, 1 Mar 05:00 UTCM 4.5 / 161.9 km - [info] (132 km)- 245km ENE of Dili, East Timor[Map]USGS
Sun, 12 Mar
Sun, 12 Mar 20:29 UTCM 4.6 / 108 km - [info] (69 km)Banda Sea
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Fri, 17 Mar
Fri, 17 Mar 14:52 UTCM 5.0 / 191 km - [info]Nila (27 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Fri, 17 Mar 15:44 UTCM 4.5 / 150 km - [info] (50 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 20 Mar
Mon, 20 Mar 15:55 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (104 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Fri, 24 Mar
Fri, 24 Mar 08:53 UTCM 4.6 / 159 km - [info] (84 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 2 Apr
Sun, 2 Apr 09:09 UTCM 4.4 / 131.6 km - [info]Wurlali (26 km)- 286km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Sun, 7 May
Sun, 7 May 12:37 UTCM 4.5 / 164.3 km - [info] (59 km)- Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 9 May
Tue, 9 May 15:55 UTCM 4.0 / 136.6 km - [info] (52 km)- 209km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Mon, 15 May
Mon, 15 May 11:03 UTCM 4.3 / 126 km - [info] (38 km)KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 16 May
Tue, 16 May 10:21 UTCM 4.5 / 126 km - [info] (71 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Sat, 20 May
Sat, 20 May 04:35 UTCM 5.0 / 149 km - [info] (42 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Fri, 26 May
Fri, 26 May 19:29 UTCM 4.7 / 147 km - [info] (71 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Thu, 1 Jun
Thu, 1 Jun 22:54 UTCM 4.8 / 101 km - [info] (73 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GeoAu
Wed, 14 Jun
Wed, 14 Jun 17:48 UTCM 4.4 / 141 km - [info] (99 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Tue, 20 Jun
Tue, 20 Jun 20:43 UTCM 4.4 / 150 km - [info] (140 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 30 Jun
Fri, 30 Jun 21:36 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (77 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Jul
Wed, 5 Jul 17:15 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (114 km)Timor Sea[Map]GFZ
Mon, 17 Jul
Mon, 17 Jul 08:49 UTCM 5.1 / 179 km - [info] (136 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 28 Jul
Fri, 28 Jul 20:23 UTCM 4.6 / 145.8 km - [info] (35 km)- 300km W of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Mon, 31 Jul
Mon, 31 Jul 12:23 UTCM 4.3 / 148.6 km - [info] (38 km)- 208km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 16 Aug
Wed, 16 Aug 02:42 UTCM 4.7 / 165 km - [info] (46 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 24 Aug
Thu, 24 Aug 08:19 UTCM 4.2 / 116 km - [info] (84 km)- Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Tue, 12 Sep
Tue, 12 Sep 15:58 UTCM 4.5 / 113 km - [info] (70 km)- 231km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 19 Sep
Tue, 19 Sep 17:12 UTCM 4.6 / 158.1 km - [info] (72 km)- Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Bali / not felt
Wed, 27 Sep
Wed, 27 Sep 15:45 UTCM 4.1 / 121.1 km - [info] (43 km)- 263km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Thu, 28 Sep
Thu, 28 Sep 20:42 UTCM 4.7 / 130 km - [info] (62 km)Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Thu, 19 Oct
Thu, 19 Oct 07:08 UTCM 4.6 / 126.7 km - [info]Wurlali (29 km)- Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 29 Oct
Sun, 29 Oct 18:24 UTCM 4.3 / 145.3 km - [info] (52 km)- 196km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 6 Nov
Mon, 6 Nov 09:22 UTCM 5.0 / 315 km - [info] (54 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 29 Nov
Wed, 29 Nov 23:53 UTCM 5.4 / 168 km - [info] (42 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Darwin (627 km S from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
darwin (620.2 km S from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt it (via app)
(628.9 km S from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Read all reports
Tue, 5 Dec
Tue, 5 Dec 12:48 UTCM 4.5 / 163 km - [info] (139 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ

 

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