Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 22 km west of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 26, 1987 at 01:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.247°S / 124.155°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.247°N / 55.845°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sirung (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) WNW of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) N of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) E of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
591 km (367 mi) SE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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|6.7||33 km||Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 27 Jan 1988 07:11 UTC| M 5.0 |140.8 km (87.5 mi) depth|68 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Nov 1987 02:10 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details