Very strong M 6.7 earthquake struck near Christmas Islands

Very strong M 6.7 earthquake struck near Christmas Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS/EMSC) struck near Christmas Islands, south of Java, Indonesia on June 13, 2013 at 16:47 UTC. The epicenter was located 170km (106miles) ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Islands and 313km (194miles) SSW of Kawalu and Singaparna, Indonesia at coordinates 10.030°S 107.182°E. The epicenter was at depth around 10 km.

Earthquake regional view (Credit: EMSC)

USGS Intensity Shakemap (Credit: USGS)

This was an intra-oceanic plate earthquake and no tsunami was generated.

The oceanic plate where the earthquake occurred is moving north-east below Indonesia. This is a shallow outer rise tensional event due to plate bending into subduction zone. This Oceanic plate is bending and the stresses in this plate have triggered the earthquake.

Seismogram record by a Geofon station in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (Credit: GEOFON)

Sources: USGS, EMSC, EarthquakeReport

Featured image: EMSC/©2013 TerraMetrics, Map Data ©2013 Google

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