Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 47 km northeast of Ruteng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 25 March 2003 at 02:53 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 47 km northeast of Ruteng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 25 March 2003 at 02:53 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre très fort magnitude 6.5 at 33 km depth

Date & time: 25 Mar 2003 02:53:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.294°S / 120.743°E (Flores Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Ranakah (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km NE de Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
97 km ENE de Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
118 km ONO de Ende (pop: 77,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
160 km NNE de Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
166 km ONO de Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
223 km E de Bima (pop: 67,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
252 km E de Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
364 km SSE de Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
377 km ONO de Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
379 km SSE de Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.533 kmFlores region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 16 Sep 2003 17:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2003 07:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    143.4 km (89.1 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 2003 04:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    181.8 km (113 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 2003 16:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2003 15:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2003 05:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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