Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 34 km west of Pulau Tuban Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 at 07:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.359°S / 127.278°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) WNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) W of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) WSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2287 km (1421 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||30 km||Seram, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 24 Apr 2006 03:38 UTC| M 4.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Mar 2006 07:55 UTC| M 4.9 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details