Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, November 9, 1998 at 05:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Monday, November 9, 1998 at 05:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 9, 1998 05:38:44 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.92°S / 128.946°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.92°N / 51.054°W
Nearest volcano: Teon (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
279 km (173 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (202 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) ENE of Ainaro (Timor-Leste) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.033 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (271 quakes)

  • 03 Nov 2000 02:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    71.9 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2000 08:29 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2000 16:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    173.7 km (107.9 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2000 22:44 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    158.2 km (98.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 2000 02:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    135.5 km (84.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 2000 06:16 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    165.3 km (102.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2000 17:39 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    132.1 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2000 05:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    168 km (104.4 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 2000 17:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    152.8 km (94.9 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2000 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    186.4 km (115.8 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Oct 2000 19:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    87.1 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2000 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    409.5 km (254.5 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2000 03:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    136.9 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Sep 2000 18:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    253.8 km (157.7 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2000 07:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    162.7 km (101.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2000 09:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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