Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, December 25, 1995 at 04:43 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, December 25, 1995 at 04:43 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 142 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 25, 1995 04:43:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 141.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.903°S / 129.151°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.903°N / 50.849°W
Nearest volcano: Teon (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
298 km (185 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.1142 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (455 quakes)

  • 25 Dec 1997 06:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1997 21:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1997 07:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    215.3 km (133.8 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1997 04:15 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 1997 21:06 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    141.9 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1997 14:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1997 11:59 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1997 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1997 07:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    212 km (132 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 1997 14:00 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1997 20:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    224.1 km (139.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1997 15:17 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    188 km (117 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1997 19:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    120.8 km (75.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1997 23:27 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1997 19:00 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    139.8 km (86.9 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1997 10:40 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    142.4 km (88.5 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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