Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 191 km north of Atambua, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 191 km north of Atambua, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 398 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 6, 2008 10:55:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 398.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.393°S / 124.745°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.393°N / 55.255°W
Nearest volcano: Nieuwerkerk (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) NNW of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) N of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) N of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) N of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) SSE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
560 km (348 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.4398 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 13 Apr 2009 13:36 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    554.2 km (344.4 mi) depth
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2009 22:36 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    534.4 km (332.1 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2009 15:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    618.4 km (384.3 mi) depth
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2008 06:14 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    529.8 km (329.2 mi) depth
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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