Deep M6.9 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia


A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 04:09 UTC on August 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 627 km (389 miles).

The epicenter was located 220.4 km (136.7 miles) SSE of Kotabu and 257.8 km (159.9 miles) NNE of Maumere, Indonesia.

There are about 2 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

1 957 000 people are estimated to have felt weak shaking.

The quake was followed by M4.8 at 04:42 UTC.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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