Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 176 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 10:47 am (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 176 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 10:47 am (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 548 km depth

24 Oct 10:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Oct 24 10:51: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 578.0 to 566.0 km.
Oct 24 10:54: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 566.0 to 556.0 km.
Oct 24 11:01: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 556.0 to 548.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Oct 2017 10:47:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 10:47 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 548.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.27°S / 123.04°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Batu Tara (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
176 km (109 mi) NNE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) NW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) S of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ENE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) ESE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NW of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) WNW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.7548 kmBanda SeaGFZ
6.7549 km- 141km NNE of Palue, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (14)

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England / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili, timor leste / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Seminyak, Bali (881.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I have seated on the bed and it started shaking. It was pretty strong. (reported through our app)  
Wolvega, Netherland (12447.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Palmerston, Northern Territory (1045.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle tremble for about 10 seconds on 5th floor. (reported through our app)  
Ubud, Bali (868.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shaking for about 20 sec (reported through our app)  
Bali / Light shaking (MMI IV) : freely suspended wall shaked  
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking of the bed. Ceiling-Lamp swinging very slightly. Drink in a glass moving, as well as the pool. Duration: around 30 seconds.  
Legian, Bali (876.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sanur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 311 km SE of epicenter) : I was sitting on an office chair in the 3rd floor when I felt it moving and heard the wall separations to make a sound due to the shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
(Timor-Leste, 326 km SE of epicenter) : Just shake a little (reported through EMSC)  
Venilale (Timor-Leste, 397 km E of epicenter) : We felt this earthquake in Venilale, East Timor. (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 311 km SE of epicenter) : I have a hanging wardrobe and everything swung back and forth. No noise, eerily quiet. Home alone with dogs and no strange behaviour from them (reported through EMSC)  
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