Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 March 1984 at 12:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 March 1984 at 12:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 168 km depth

Date & time: 13 Mar 1984 12:22:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 167.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.192°S / 129.16°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
280 km (174 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Lautem, Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
404 km (251 mi) SSE of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
423 km (263 mi) ENE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
429 km (267 mi) S of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
433 km (269 mi) WSW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
516 km (321 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu, Nusa Tenggara Timur) (pop: 35,800)
573 km (356 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara, Nusa Tenggara Timur) (pop: 29,500)
2467 km (1533 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.2168 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia, 13 March 12:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Apr 1984 03:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    161.1 km (100.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1984 10:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    143.1 km (88.9 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 March 1984 at 12:22 (GMT)
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