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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Date & time: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 06:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 469.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.362°S / 126.752°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2201 km (1367 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 30 Aug 06:57 UTCM 6.9 / 469.8 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 30 Aug 2011 06:57

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 07 Feb 2012 15:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    415.5 km (258.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 2012 05:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    103.4 km (64.2 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 2011 03:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    44.7 km (27.8 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 2011 23:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    405.3 km (251.8 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2011 08:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    452.3 km (281 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2011 18:45 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    257.2 km (159.8 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 2011 13:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    305.1 km (189.6 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2011 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    170.5 km (105.9 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2011 00:49 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    399.4 km (248.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 2011 15:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    386.2 km (240 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2011 11:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    446.6 km (277.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2011 21:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    305.1 km (189.6 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2011 17:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    392.2 km (243.7 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 2011 23:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    386.1 km (239.9 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 30 August 2011
 

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