Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km southwest of Singaparna, West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, December 9, 1996 at 03:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km southwest of Singaparna, West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, December 9, 1996 at 03:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 51 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 9, 1996 03:54:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 50.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.936°S / 107.489°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.936°N / 72.511°W
Nearest volcano: Mandalagiri (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) S of Banjar (pop: 37,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Singaparna (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Paseh (pop: 126,200) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Banjaran (pop: 165,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Soreang (pop: 150,900) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SW of Tasikmalaya (pop: 271,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Cileunyi (pop: 111,500) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SW of Ciamis (pop: 123,600) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.151 kmJava, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 24, 1997 21:59
25 years ago
4.1

100 km
Indian Ocean, 54 km S of Soreang, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Mar 25, 1997 05:55
25 years ago
4.7

76 km
57 km SW of Ciamis, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Mar 5, 1997 00:18
25 years ago
4.8

33 km
Indian Ocean, 93 km S of Banjar, West Java, IndonesiaMore

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