Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 28 August 2000 at 19:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 28 August 2000 at 19:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 28 Aug 2000 07:29:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.124°S / 127.027°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
227 km (141 mi) WSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
501 km (311 mi) E of Kendari (pop: 195,000)
508 km (316 mi) E of Katabu (pop: 42,800)
548 km (341 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
593 km (368 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
850 km (528 mi) E of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700)
2247 km (1397 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.333 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
M 6.333 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 28 August 19:29 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 22 Dec 2000 20:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 2000 23:04 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2000 19:03 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 28 August 2000 at 19:29 (GMT)
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