Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea on Saturday, 6 December 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Banda Sea, 58 km E of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, sábado, 06 dic. 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Banda Sea, 58 km E of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, sábado, 06 dic. 2014

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 142 km depth

6 Dec 22:09 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 4 minutos.
Dec 7 00:10: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 6.1.
Fecha & hora: 6 Dec 2014 22:05:13 UTC
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 142.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.21°S / 130.5°E (Mar de Banda, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Serua (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
257 km al OSO de Tual (pop: 39,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
364 km al SSE de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
380 km al SE de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
389 km al SO de Mas (pop: 320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
464 km al NE de Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
512 km al ENE de Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
2615 km al E de Yakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
58 km al E de Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
360 km al SSE de Seram Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.1142 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 6.0131 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 6.0120 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 6.0117 km222km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (2)

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Darwin Aus / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Brinkin (Australia, 684 km S of epicenter) : Wall of house wobbled slightly only noticed because leaning against wall (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: Mar de Banda, 58 km al este de Pulau Kekeh Besar , Maluku, Indonesia Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:05

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 01 Jun 2015 10:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Apr 2015 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Apr 2015 17:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Mar 2015 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Mar 2015 14:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Feb 2015 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    135.6 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 2015 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2015 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    128.5 km (79.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2014 18:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    159.5 km (99.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Banda Sea, 58 km E of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, sábado, 06 dic. 2014
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