Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 204 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, August 22, 1996 at 05:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 204 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, August 22, 1996 at 05:35 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 596 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 22, 1996 05:35:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 595.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.124°S / 123.275°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.124°N / 56.725°W
Nearest volcano: Batu Tara (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
204 km (126 mi) NE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) SSE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SSE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) ENE of Labuanbajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.0596 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Oct 7, 1996 11:19
25 years ago

600 km
Banda Sea, 176 km NE of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore

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