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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 27 January 2006

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 27 January 2006
Date & time: Friday, 27 January 2006 16:58 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 397.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.473°S / 128.131°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) S of Ambon (pop: 355,600)
2357 km (1464 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 27 Jan 16:58 UTCM 7.6 / 397 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 27 Jan 2006 16:58

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 2007 08:03 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    175.9 km (109.3 mi) depth
    |
    240 km (149 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia on Saturday, 15 December 2007
  • 27 Nov 2007 12:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    158.1 km (98.2 mi) depth
    |
    210 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2007 10:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    132.8 km (82.5 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Aug 2007 17:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    110.3 km (68.5 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2007 10:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    205.5 km (127.7 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2007 03:04 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 17 August 2007
  • 17 Aug 2007 02:16 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    21.9 km (13.6 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 2007 17:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 2007 14:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    107.4 km (66.7 mi) depth
    |
    240 km (149 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 2007 06:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    131.9 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    263 km (163 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2007 12:58 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    58.8 km (36.5 mi) depth
    |
    244 km (152 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2007 19:06 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    119 km (73.9 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 2007 05:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    125.6 km (78 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2007 21:29 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    160.7 km (99.9 mi) depth
    |
    241 km (150 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2007 12:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    272 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2007 00:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50.9 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 27 January 2006
 

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