Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 224 km northeast of Atambua, Indonesia, on Thursday, December 26, 1991 at 12:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 36 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 36.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.364°S / 125.909°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.364°N / 54.091°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (85 mi) NNW of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NNE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNW of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NNE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> 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||36 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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