Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 20 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 21:51 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 20 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 21:51 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 126 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 15, 2010 21:51:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 126.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.217°S / 128.723°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.217°N / 51.277°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
239 km (149 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> 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
6.2126 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

  • 06 Aug 2010 08:58 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2010 00:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    98.9 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2010 18:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    127.5 km (79.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2010 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    172.2 km (107 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2010 15:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    163.3 km (101.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2010 14:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    146.7 km (91.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2010 23:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2010 16:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    157.4 km (97.8 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Apr 2010 09:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    226.4 km (140.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2010 19:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    150.5 km (93.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 2010 23:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    126.3 km (78.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2010 15:13 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    165.3 km (102.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2010 21:09 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    178.3 km (110.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2010 18:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    170.8 km (106.1 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 2010 03:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    131.1 km (81.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2010 07:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    165.1 km (102.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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