Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, June 29, 1977 at 07:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, June 29, 1977 at 07:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 58 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 29, 1977 07:24:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.599°S / 127.654°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.599°N / 52.346°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.058 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 04 Dec 1977 19:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 1977 02:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    177 km (110 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1977 11:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    153 km (95.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14155 km (8796 mi) distance
    | | Details

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