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Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Flores Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 17 June 1996 at 11:22 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake  - Flores Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 17 June 1996 at 11:22 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 587 km depth

Date & time: 1996-06-17 11:22:18 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 587.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.137°S / 122.589°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Batu Tara (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
170 km (106 mi) NE of Maumere (pop: 47,600)
1742 km (1083 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
1996-06-17 11:22:18 UTCM 7.9 / 587.3 kmFlores Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.9 quake Flores Sea (Indonesia) 1996-06-17 11:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes):
  • 31 May 1998 16:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    585 km (363.5 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1998 00:53 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    338 km (210 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1998 03:39 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    377 km (234 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1998 16:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    323 km (201 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 1998 00:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    247 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1998 05:14 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    203.1 km (126.2 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 1998 00:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    88.4 km (54.9 mi) depth
    |
    281 km (174 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 1997 04:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    73.7 km (45.8 mi) depth
    |
    269 km (167 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 1997 20:44 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    586.5 km (364.4 mi) depth
    |
    246 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 1997 23:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 1997 17:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    145.3 km (90.3 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 1997 16:08 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    201.4 km (125.1 mi) depth
    |
    282 km (175 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1997 14:01 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    432.3 km (268.6 mi) depth
    |
    346 km (215 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1997 00:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    248.5 km (154.4 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1997 18:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    265 km (164 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 1997 11:20 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    110.7 km (68.8 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Flores Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 January 1997 at 11:20 (GMT)
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Flores Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 17 June 1996 at 11:22 (GMT)

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