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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Flores Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 December 1992 at 05:29 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - Flores Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 December 1992 at 05:29 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 1992-12-12 05:29:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 27.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.48°S / 121.896°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Paluweh (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) NW of Maumere (pop: 47,600)
48 km (30 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200)
158 km (98 mi) E of Ruteng (pop: 34,600)
1679 km (1043 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
1992-12-12 05:29:26 UTCM 7.8 / 27.7 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.8 quake Flores Region, Indonesia, 1992-12-12 05:29 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (62 quakes):
  • 12 Dec 1994 14:52 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    |
    340 km (211 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1994 10:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 1994 04:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    190.6 km (118.4 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1994 19:42 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    595.6 km (370.1 mi) depth
    |
    297 km (184 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 30 August 1994 at 19:42 (GMT)
  • 07 Aug 1994 05:52 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    290 km (180 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1994 13:27 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    190.7 km (118.5 mi) depth
    |
    239 km (149 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jul 1994 05:31 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    433.6 km (269.4 mi) depth
    |
    264 km (164 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1994 14:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    74.9 km (46.5 mi) depth
    |
    290 km (180 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1994 07:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    414.7 km (257.7 mi) depth
    |
    227 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1994 02:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    199 km (123.7 mi) depth
    |
    190 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 1994 04:44 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    324 km (201 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 1994 04:38 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    25.3 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    318 km (197 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1994 23:41 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    322 km (200 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 1994 21:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    553.1 km (343.7 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1994 05:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1994 12:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    154.6 km (96.1 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Flores Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 December 1992 at 05:29 (GMT)
 

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