Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 33 km west of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 December 1992 at 06:38 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 33 km west of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 December 1992 at 06:38 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 21 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 12 Dec 1992 06:38:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.517°S / 121.928°E (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ndete Napu (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) WNW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) W of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) SE of Makassar (South Sulawesi) (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.121 kmFlores region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 19 May 1993 12:03 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    39.7 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 1993 00:23 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1992 16:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    23.8 km (14.8 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1992 18:56 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    22.9 km (14.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1992 14:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 1992 17:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 21:43 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    22.6 km (14 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 19:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 16:42 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 14:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 07:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1992 07:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.3 km (16.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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