Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 December 2007 at 09:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 December 2007 at 09:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 57 km depth

Date & time: 15 Dec 2007 09:39:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.622°S / 131.09°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
214 km (133 mi) SW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
437 km (272 mi) SE of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
458 km (284 mi) SE of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
609 km (378 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
639 km (397 mi) S of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
645 km (401 mi) NE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
650 km (404 mi) N of Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 129,100)
2680 km (1665 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.457 kmKepulauan Tanimbar, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, 15 December 09:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 May 2008 05:40 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Mar 2008 00:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    137.8 km (85.6 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 December 2007 at 09:39 (GMT)
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