Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 24 October 2009 at 14:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 24 October 2009 at 14:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 130 km depth

Date & time: 24 Oct 2009 02:40:43 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.133°S / 130.385°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
268 km (166 mi) SW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
351 km (218 mi) SE of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
365 km (227 mi) SE of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
592 km (368 mi) S of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
595 km (370 mi) NE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
645 km (401 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
714 km (444 mi) SW of Manokwari (Papua Barat) (pop: 53,200)
2603 km (1617 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.9130 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 24 October 14:40 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 18 Apr 2010 19:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    110.4 km (68.6 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14471 km (8992 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Apr 2010 16:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    157.4 km (97.8 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2010 03:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    146.1 km (90.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 2010 04:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    54.2 km (33.7 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2010 20:57 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    120.1 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2010 11:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    117.4 km (72.9 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2010 04:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    71.1 km (44.2 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14471 km (8992 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 10 Apr 2010 02:53 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    97.4 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Apr 2010 06:11 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    161.7 km (100.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2010 05:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    77.6 km (48.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2010 10:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    139.3 km (86.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2010 07:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    128.7 km (80 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2010 10:39 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    124.2 km (77.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14471 km (8992 mi) distance
    | | Details
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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 24 October 2009 at 14:40 (GMT)
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