Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 at 06:57 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 at 06:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 14 Mar 2006 06:57:33 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 30.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.595°S / 127.214°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SW of Anuuni (Maluku)
108 km (67 mi) W of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
191 km (119 mi) W of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
488 km (303 mi) S of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
523 km (325 mi) E of Kendari (Sulawesi Tenggara) (pop: 195,000)
542 km (337 mi) SW of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
623 km (387 mi) SSE of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
2276 km (1414 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.730 kmSeram, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Seram, Indonesia, 14 March 06:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 29 Jun 2006 03:17 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 2006 09:39 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2006 00:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2006 19:20 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24.9 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2006 07:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2006 07:01 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 at 06:57 (GMT)
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