Largest earthquakes in or near Timor Sea on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Jun 30, 2022 19:26 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 35 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 435 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Timor Sea has had 5 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 35 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 435 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | Savu Sea, 79 km N of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.8 | 48 km NE of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (475 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jun 28, 2022 11:52 pm (GMT +8) (Jun 28, 2022 15:52 GMT)
5.0

78 km
98 km (61 mi)Savu Sea, 79 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 2 reportsMoreMap
May 27, 2022 11:36 am (GMT +9) (May 27, 2022 02:36 GMT)
6.2

49 km
189 km (117 mi)Banda Sea, 38 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste 246 reportsMoreMap
May 18, 2022 6:26 am (GMT +9) (May 17, 2022 21:26 GMT)
5.0

10 km
156 km (97 mi)Timor Sea, Indonesia, 136 km east of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste MoreMap
Feb 4, 2022 12:40 am (GMT +9) (Feb 3, 2022 15:40 GMT)
5.2

10 km
186 km (116 mi)Manufahi, 67 km south of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste 4 reportsMoreMap
Dec 9, 2021 3:00 am (GMT +8) (Dec 8, 2021 19:00 GMT)
5.1

252 km
23 km (14 mi)Banda Sea, 159 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia MoreMap
Dec 8, 2021 12:26 am (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2021 16:26 GMT)
5.2

271 km
53 km (33 mi)Banda Sea, 128 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
Aug 21, 2021 1:45 am (GMT +9) (Aug 20, 2021 16:45 GMT)
5.0

84 km
92 km (57 mi)Oecusse, Timor-Leste, 46 km northwest of Kefamenanu, Indonesia MoreMap
Aug 5, 2021 1:06 pm (GMT +8) (Aug 5, 2021 05:06 GMT)
5.5

496 km
78 km (48 mi)Banda Sea, 117 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia MoreMap
28 Jun 9:56 am (GMT +8) (Jun 28, 2021 01:56 GMT)
5.0

17 km
217 km (135 mi)Timor Sea, 62 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
19 Apr 4:07 pm (GMT +9) (Apr 19, 2021 07:07 GMT)
5.5

46 km
136 km (85 mi)110 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste 2 reportsMoreMap
Mar 8, 2021 6:39 pm (GMT +9) (Mar 8, 2021 09:39 GMT)
5.0

169 km
76 km (47 mi)Banda Sea, Indonesia MoreMap
Dec 31, 2020 6:18 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 31, 2020 10:18 GMT)
5.3

120 km
36 km (22 mi)Savu Sea, 41 km south of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia MoreMap
Dec 12, 2020 11:55 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 12, 2020 15:55 GMT)
5.5

119 km
75 km (47 mi)Savu Sea, 111 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 5, 2020 5:08 pm (GMT +9) (Dec 5, 2020 08:08 GMT)
5.7

10 km
111 km (69 mi)Banda Sea, 405 km east of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 2 reportsMoreMap
Nov 6, 2020 3:20 pm (GMT +9) (Nov 6, 2020 06:20 GMT)
5.0

152 km
64 km (40 mi)Banda Sea, 427 km east of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 2 reportsMoreMap
Aug 14, 2020 13:21 GMT
5.0

30 km
193 km (120 mi)Timor Sea, 46 km southeast of Soe, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
Apr 2, 2020 02:13 GMT
5.4

8.5 km
185 km (115 mi)Banda Sea, Indonesia, 55 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste 4 reportsMoreMap
Jan 15, 2020 16:22 GMT
5.0

73 km
102 km (63 mi)Savu Sea, 87 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia MoreMap
Jan 15, 2020 07:55 GMT
5.6

10 km
215 km (134 mi)Timor Sea, 47 km east of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 3 reportsMoreMap
Jan 10, 2020 15:06 GMT
5.0

45 km
155 km (96 mi)Timor Sea, Indonesia, 204 km east of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste MoreMap
Aug 18, 2019 07:06 GMT
5.1

23 km
316 km (196 mi)Timor Sea, 138 km south of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 1 reportMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.8 x 1016 joules (18808 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.6 x 107 tons of TNT or 1011.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Timor Sea Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Timor Sea?

The last earthquake in Timor Sea occurred 7 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Savu Sea, 79 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 at 11:52 pm (GMT +8).

How many quakes were there in Timor Sea since 1900?

Since 1900, Timor Sea had 475 quakes up to magnitude 7.8.

What was the strongest quake in Timor Sea since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Timor Sea since 1900 occurred 30 years ago: Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - 48 km northeast of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 12, 1992 at 05:29 GMT.

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