Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, July 13, 1994 at 11:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, July 13, 1994 at 11:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 159 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 13, 1994 11:45:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 158.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.532°S / 127.77°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.532°N / 52.23°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (86 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.5159 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 01 Dec 1994 11:18 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    135.2 km (84 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 1994 06:11 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    84.1 km (52.3 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Sep 1994 13:09 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    150.4 km (93.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1994 02:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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