Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 3 October 1987 at 10:16 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 3 October 1987 at 10:16 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 74 km depth

Date & time: 3 Oct 1987 10:16:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Profondeur: 73.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.447°S / 131.012°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Manuk (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
194 km O de Tual (pop: 39,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
288 km SO de Mas (pop: 320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
330 km SE de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
369 km ESE de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
560 km NE de Lospalos (Timor oriental) (pop: 17,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
2675 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.474 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Banda Sea (Indonesia) 3 October 1987 10:16 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 06 Mar 1988 07:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1988 07:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1988 12:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    115.7 km (71.9 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 1987 05:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    135.4 km (84.1 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1987 20:13 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    184.3 km (114.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1987 10:41 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    140.6 km (87.4 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 1987 02:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    87.2 km (54.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1987 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    78.9 km (49 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 1987 02:23 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 3 October 1987 at 10:16 (GMT)
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