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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - East Timor Region (Indonesia) on Friday, 14 July 1989

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - East Timor Region (Indonesia) on Friday, 14 July 1989
Date & time: Friday, 14 July 1989 20:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.081°S / 125.129°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sirung (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) N of Maubara (pop: 16,300)
61 km (38 mi) NW of Liquica (pop: 19,000)
72 km (45 mi) NW of Dili (pop: 150,000)
79 km (49 mi) NW of Gleno (pop: 8,100)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Atambua (pop: 35,800)
2028 km (1260 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 14 Jul 20:42 UTCM 6.7 / 9.8 kmEast Timor Region (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake East Timor Region (Indonesia), 14 Jul 1989 20:42 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 01 Jan 1990 16:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    527.1 km (327.5 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1989 21:09 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    551.5 km (342.7 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1989 05:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    155 km (96.3 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1989 06:59 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    528.1 km (328.1 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1989 14:32 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1989 07:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    160.6 km (99.8 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Oct 1989 08:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1989 10:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 1989 12:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    193 km (119.9 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Sep 1989 04:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1989 12:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    480.2 km (298.4 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1989 17:35 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    106.7 km (66.3 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1989 10:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1989 09:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1989 08:30 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    81.4 km (50.6 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1989 07:28 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - East Timor Region (Indonesia) on Friday, 14 July 1989
 

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