Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Flores Sea, 144 km north of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 9 September 2006 at 04:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Flores Sea, 144 km north of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 9 September 2006 at 04:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 572 km depth

Date & time: 9 Sep 2006 04:13:12 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 572.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.219°S / 120.106°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Beliling (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (90 mi) N of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNW of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) NE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) S of Sinjai (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SSE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) S of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) ENE of Mataram (pop: 318,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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M 6.3572 kmFlores Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 27 Jan 2007 11:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2007 17:18 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    298.7 km (185.6 mi) depth
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2006 12:48 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    157.5 km (97.9 mi) depth
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 10:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    147.6 km (91.7 mi) depth
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2006 21:42 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 2006 14:02 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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