Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Savu Sea, 85 km north of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 14 May 1995 at 11:33 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Savu Sea, 85 km north of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 14 May 1995 at 11:33 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 11 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 14 May 1995 11:33:18 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.378°S / 125.127°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sirung (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Gleno (Timor-Leste) (pop: 8,130) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNW of Ainaro (Timor-Leste) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) N of Suai (Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) NNE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.911 kmEast Timor region (Indonesia)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 24 Jul 1995 07:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1995 15:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 1995 02:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1995 12:25 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    26.2 km (16.3 mi) depth
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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