Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 12 December 1989 at 08:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 12 December 1989 at 08:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 74 km depth

Date & time: 12 Dec 1989 08:33:56 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 74.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.684°S / 130.827°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Nusabotam
238 km (148 mi) WNW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
259 km (161 mi) SE of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
313 km (195 mi) ESE of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
426 km (265 mi) S of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
539 km (335 mi) WSW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
557 km (346 mi) SW of Manokwari (Papua Barat) (pop: 53,200)
2661 km (1653 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.174 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 12 December 08:33 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 1990 12:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    58.2 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 1990 15:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    102.5 km (63.7 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 12 December 1989 at 08:33 (GMT)
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