Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, May 30, 1988 at 21:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, May 30, 1988 at 21:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 86 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 30, 1988 21:11:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 86.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.501°S / 128.325°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.501°N / 51.675°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km (115 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) ENE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.986 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (52 quakes)

  • 22 Nov 1988 20:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    183.4 km (114 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1988 17:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    145.4 km (90.3 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1988 07:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    175.1 km (108.8 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1988 04:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    159 km (98.8 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 1988 13:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    174.5 km (108.4 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 1988 21:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 1988 15:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    179.8 km (111.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 1988 00:37 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    186.2 km (115.7 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1988 15:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    127.2 km (79 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 1988 10:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    188.8 km (117.3 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 1988 09:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    128.4 km (79.8 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 1988 06:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    157.5 km (97.9 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 1988 20:56 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    188.7 km (117.3 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 1988 04:23 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    172.9 km (107.4 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 1988 06:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 1988 19:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    178.8 km (111.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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