Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Savu Sea, 142 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 January 1997 at 11:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Savu Sea, 142 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 January 1997 at 11:20 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 111 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 17 Jan 1997 11:20:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 110.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.899°S / 123.542°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Iliwerung (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Pante Makasar (Pante Macassar, Timor-Leste) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) NW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) W of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.2111 kmFlores region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 01 Jul 1997 23:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 1997 16:58 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1997 06:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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