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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 9 December 2015
9 Dec 10:26 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 4 minutes.
Dec 9 12:44: Magnitude recalculée de 6.7 à 6.8.
Date & time: Wednesday, 9 December 2015 10:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.18°S / 129.42°E (Indonésie)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km SE de Amahai (pop: 47,700)
147 km SE de Ambon (pop: 355,600)
2511 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 9 Dec 10:21 UTCM 6.8 / 12 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Wed, 9 Dec 10:21 UTCM 7.0 / 45 km BANDA SEAEMSC
Wed, 9 Dec 10:21 UTCM 6.9 / 33.9 km- 106km SE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS
Wed, 9 Dec 10:21 UTCM 7.1 / 26 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

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yuma,az / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : my house fell down off of a cliff.
banda see (12263.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Oh my god this was really strong (reported through our app)
Kaimana (Indonesia, 471 km E of epicenter) : I felt it.. strong shaking.. (reported through EMSC)
Teluk Ambon (Indonesia, 157 km W of epicenter) : Strong shake in Ambon !!!! For about 6 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Banda Sea, 9 Dec 2015 10h21

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (54 quakes):
  • 30 May 2016 22:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2016 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2016 13:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Mar 2016 13:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Feb 2016 01:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jan 2016 18:56 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    144.4 km (89.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2016 21:26 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2015 16:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2015 06:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2015 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2015 23:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    163 km (101.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Dec 2015 10:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2015 02:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2015 01:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2015 01:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Dec 2015 20:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 9 December 2015

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