Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Monday, 20 December 1993 at 13:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Monday, 20 December 1993 at 13:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 8 km depth

Date & time: 20 Dec 1993 01:56:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 7.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.876°S / 131.34°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
209 km (130 mi) SW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
476 km (296 mi) SE of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
497 km (309 mi) SE of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
604 km (376 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
624 km (387 mi) N of Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 129,100)
667 km (414 mi) S of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
734 km (456 mi) SSW of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200)
2707 km (1682 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.37.7 kmKepulauan Tanimbar, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, 20 December 13:56 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 Jan 1994 19:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Monday, 20 December 1993 at 13:56 (GMT)
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