Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 136 km northwest of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 7, 1991 at 04:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 136 km northwest of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 7, 1991 at 04:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 604 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 7, 1991 04:14:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 604.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.22°S / 123.769°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.22°N / 56.231°W
Nearest volcano: Batu Tara (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
232 km (144 mi) NE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) NNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) N of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (300 mi) SE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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5.1604 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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