Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 25 km east of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 25 km east of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 135 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 15, 2010 11:29:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 134.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.268°S / 128.786°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.268°N / 51.214°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
241 km (150 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0135 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

  • 06 Jun 2011 00:53 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 2011 17:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    168.8 km (104.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2011 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    142.6 km (88.6 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 2011 00:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    170 km (105.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2011 14:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    148.4 km (92.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2011 14:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    148.4 km (92.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2011 18:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    50.4 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 2011 08:45 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    162.1 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2011 15:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2011 16:39 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    167.8 km (104.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 2010 12:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    151.5 km (94.1 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 2010 16:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    149.6 km (93 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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