Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 43 km northeast of Pulau Romang Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 07:32 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 43 km northeast of Pulau Romang Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 07:32 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 30, 2008 07:32:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.302°S / 127.688°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.302°N / 52.312°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km (97 mi) NNE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) SSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.28 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes)

  • 15 Jul 2008 10:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    127.2 km (79 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 2008 12:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    153.7 km (95.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 2008 22:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    136.9 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 2008 13:11 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    67.7 km (42.1 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2008 20:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2008 11:11 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    263.6 km (163.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 2008 02:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2008 13:42 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 53 km east of Pulau Romang Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 13:42 (GMT)
  • 04 Jun 2008 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    145.5 km (90.4 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 2008 00:14 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 2008 10:34 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    108.1 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2008 19:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2008 02:56 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 2008 13:35 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    138.2 km (85.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2008 13:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    118.7 km (73.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2008 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    119.2 km (74.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 2008 00:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    218.2 km (135.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2008 19:28 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    121.1 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 2008 03:56 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    132.6 km (82.4 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 2008 11:26 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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