Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 250 km north of Atambua, Indonesia, on Thursday, September 26, 1991 at 05:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 556 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 556.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.885°S / 125.243°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.885°N / 54.757°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nieuwerkerk (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) NNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) N of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NNE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) ENE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (299 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||556 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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