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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016
21 Dec 00:21 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 4 minutes.
Dec 21 00:22: Magnitude recalculée de 7.0 à 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 78.0 km.
Dec 21 00:23: Magnitude recalculée de 6.7 à 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 à 148.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 à 158.0 km.
Dec 21 00:24: Magnitude recalculée de 6.6 à 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 158.0 à 162.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 162.0 à 170.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 170.0 à 171.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 171.0 à 172.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 172.0 à 170.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 170.0 à 172.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 172.0 à 173.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 173.0 à 174.0 km.
Dec 21 08:46: Magnitude recalculée de 6.5 à 6.6.
Dec 21 09:52: Magnitude recalculée de 6.6 à 6.7.
Date & time: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 174.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.63°S / 127.85°E (Indonésie)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km NE de Lospalos (pop: 17,200)
180 km NE de Baucau (pop: 16,000)
197 km NE de Venilale (pop: 16,000)
2324 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 174 kmBanda SeaGFZ
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 177 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
Wed, 21 Dec 00:17 UTCM 6.7 / 151.5 km- 278km ENE of Dili, East TimorUSGS

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Kaišiadorys / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Pisdiec vapše
Darwin NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 3 children felt strong shaking mirrors on wall rattled
654.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Palmerston Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in bed already awake and felt the bed move back and forth in 2 bursts of about 6 secs each time. At first I thought the cat was on the bed unbeknown to me and scratching himself very vigorously to make bed vibrate
Kupang-NTT-Indonesia (542.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Darwin NT Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Holtze / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palmerston, australia (642.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dili, Timor Leste / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : around 5 seconds earthquake felt. the first and the last part of it were the strongest
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Berrimah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking in Berrimah
DARWIN / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dili, Timor-Leste / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The earth is shaking for around 15-25 seconds and the dogs in the neighborhood were alarmed. I was shaking (vibrate) while sitting on the chair.
627.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Roof shook, thought it was strong wind (reported through our app)
623.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
629.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
(Australia, 1412 km S of epicenter) : very minimal effect but was unmistakable (reported through EMSC)
Winnellie (Australia, 630 km SE of epicenter) : Lasted.about 3 mins (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 281 km SW of epicenter) : For few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 279 km SW of epicenter) : Quite strong, a few seconds shaking (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 279 km SW of epicenter) : Mild but recognisable (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 279 km SW of epicenter) : Good and fast information that I received (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1387 km S of epicenter) : About a 19/20 sec effect (reported through EMSC)
Katherine (Australia, 869 km SE of epicenter) : Sitting at home in an elevated house and the vibrations were quite sustained. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin City (Australia, 601 km SE of epicenter) : Was fairly sustained - was viewing a PowerPoint presentation at time and the projection visibly bounced up and down for at least 30sec. (reported through EMSC)
Casuarina (Australia, 595 km SE of epicenter) : Back and forth motion, weak but noticable, jerky, repeating for about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 594 km SE of epicenter) : My piano and exterior wall made a 'clunk' sound, and the apartment shook for about 10-15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 303 km W of epicenter) : Abanou com força mas durante pouco tempo. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: Banda Sea, 21 Dec 2016 00h17

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 14 Jun 2017 17:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    141 km (87.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 May 2017 19:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 May 2017 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 May 2017 11:03 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2017 12:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    164.3 km (102.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2017 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    131.6 km (81.8 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2017 08:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    159 km (98.8 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Mar 2017 15:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Mar 2017 15:44 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Mar 2017 05:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    161.9 km (100.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 2017 21:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    83 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 08:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    314 km (195.1 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Jan 2017 02:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    145 km (90.1 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jan 2017 09:25 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2016 01:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    153 km (95.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Map of aftershocks

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 21 December 2016
 

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