M 6.3 earthquake hit Banda Sea, Indonesia

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An earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.3 (USGS) hit Banda Sea, Indonesia on October 8, 2012 at 11:43 UTC. Epicenter was located 112 km (69 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia at coordinates 4.442°S, 129.165°E. Recorded depth of this earthquake was 34.7 km according to USGS and 10 km according to EMSC. EMSC also recorded magnitude 6.3. This is still preliminary data.

GDACS is reporting that this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

There are about 9000 people living within 100 km.

Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time
  • Monday, October 08, 2012 at 11:43:35 UTC
  • Monday, October 08, 2012 at 08:43:35 PM at epicenter
Location 4.442°S, 129.165°E
Depth 34.7 km (21.6 miles)
Region BANDA SEA
Distances 112 km (69 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia
125 km (77 miles) SSE of Amahai, Indonesia
137 km (85 miles) SE of Ambon, Indonesia
419 km (260 miles) WNW of Tual, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles)
Parameters NST=180, Nph=181, Dmin=381.8 km, Rmss=1.58 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000d3rv

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