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Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 30 km north of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 19:41 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 30 km north of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 19:41 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 18 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 8, 2009 19:41:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.207°S / 118.631°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.207°N / 61.369°W
Nearest volcano: Doro Lambuwu (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NNW of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Labuanbajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) WNW of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NW of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ENE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) (pop: 35,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) E of Matalam (pop: 318,700) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SSW of Macassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) E of Denpasar (pop: 834,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.618 kmSumbawa region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 7, 2010 04:53
12 years ago
4.2

144 km
14 km SW of Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Mar 26, 2010 08:18
12 years ago
4.3

150 km
23 km E of Pulau Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Mar 7, 2010 15:03
12 years ago
4.1

16 km
51 km NW of Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Feb 10, 2010 21:00
12 years ago
4.3

35 km
Sangean Island, 44 km NE of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Jan 7, 2010 12:35
12 years ago
4.0

35 km
44 km N of Sangean Island, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Jan 7, 2010 12:35
12 years ago
4.0

35 km
44 km N of Sangean Island, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 2009 06:44
12 years ago
5.0

10 km
36 km N of Sangean Island, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Dec 5, 2009 10:00
12 years ago
4.3

35 km
24 km NW of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2009 14:07
13 years ago
4.5

29 km
66 km NE of Sumbawa Besar, IndonesiaMore
Nov 11, 2009 22:01
13 years ago
5.0

35 km
28 km N of Sangean Island, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Nov 11, 2009 22:00
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
41 km N of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 2009 21:24
13 years ago
3.5

35 km
19 km N of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaMore

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