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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: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 174.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.63°S / 127.85°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (137 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^14 J (197 GWh / 1.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 10.6 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 21 Dec 2016
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 177 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 151.5 km- 278km ENE of Dili, East TimorUSGS

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
Sun, 8 Jan 2017
Sun, 8 Jan 09:25 UTCM 4.8 / 142 km - [info]Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
Mon, 9 Jan 02:13 UTCM 4.6 / 145 km - [info]Banda Sea[Map]GFZ

 

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