Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 August 1994 at 22:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 August 1994 at 22:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 4 Aug 1994 10:15:37 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.338°S / 131.575°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (95 mi) WSW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
445 km (276 mi) SE of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
477 km (296 mi) SE of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
547 km (340 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
608 km (378 mi) S of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
669 km (415 mi) SSW of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200)
686 km (426 mi) N of Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 129,100)
2734 km (1699 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.233 kmKepulauan Tanimbar, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, 4 August 22:15 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 09 Jan 1995 19:42 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 1994 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 1994 18:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    55.3 km (34.4 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 August 1994 at 22:15 (GMT)
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