Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Flores Sea, 94 km north of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Monday, 31 July 1989 at 17:07 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 14 km depth
Date & time: 31 Jul 1989 17:07:27 UTC
Depth: 13.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.048°S / 121.384°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Paluweh (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) NNW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ENE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) E of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) E of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||14 km||Flores region, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 23 Nov 1989 16:38 UTC| M 4.4 |606.8 km (377 mi) depth|66 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Aug 1989 05:43 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|120 km (75 mi) distance| USGS | Details