Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 17 October 1986 at 07:32 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 17 October 1986 at 07:32 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 67 km depth

Date & time: 17 Oct 1986 07:32:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.272°S / 131.432°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Lebonminyar (Maluku)
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Tamher Timur
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Amarlaut (Maluku)
151 km (94 mi) WNW of Tual (Karasu İlçesi, Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
352 km (219 mi) SE of Amahai (Greve Kommune, Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
401 km (249 mi) ESE of Ambon City (Primorskiy Rayon, Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
489 km (304 mi) S of Sorong (Sānghar, West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
2723 km (1692 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.467 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 17 October 07:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 08 Apr 1987 04:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1987 14:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 1987 01:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    54.6 km (33.9 mi) depth
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1986 01:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1986 12:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 17 October 1986 at 07:32 (GMT)
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