Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Timor Region on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - information

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Timor Sea, 97 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 07:08 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Timor Sea, 97 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 07:08 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Aug 07:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 28 07:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Aug 28 07:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Date & time: Aug 28, 2018 07:08:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9°S / 124.09°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 10.9°N / 55.91°W
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Suai (Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) SSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) S of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) SE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> 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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.210 kmTimor RegionGFZ
6.212 km TIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
6.20.4 kmTimor RegionGeoAu
6.29.8 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
6.28.6 km- 99km SE of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS
6.210 kmKupang (3 MMI)BMKG
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User reports for this quake (12)

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Mataram (884.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
46 km of Labuan Lombok (834.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali (1003 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Mataram-Lombok, ID.17.Lombok (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara (909.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mataram-Lombok, ID.17.Lombok (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara (910.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Amlapura (969.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ubud, bali (1003.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shook slightly (reported through our app)  
(Indonesia, 1042 km W of epicenter) : It’s miles from denpersar (reported through EMSC)  
Gerung (Indonesia, 915 km W of epicenter) : Kaget (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 1019 km W of epicenter) : Not felt in Canggu, Bali (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 1016 km W of epicenter) : not felt near Denpasar, Bali (reported through EMSC)  
Díli (Timor-Leste, 288 km NE of epicenter) : I felt the ground lightly swinging while sitting in the office (3rd floor). My colleague in the same office didn't notice it. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

  • 22 Dec 2018 17:25 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 03:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Oct 2018 09:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    4.1 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 20 Sep 2018 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2018 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    17.8 km (11.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 11:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 10:57 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 07:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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