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Magnitude 6.7 - SERAM, INDONESIA

2004 January 28 22:15:31 UTC

A strong earthquake occurred at 22:15:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in SERAM, INDONESIA. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 21 km (13 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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Felt Reports

Felt at Ambon. Also felt at Namlea, Buru.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 22:15:31 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 7:15:31 AM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 3.131°S, 127.420°E
Depth 21 km (13 miles)
Region SERAM, INDONESIA
Distances 105 km (65 miles) NW of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
435 km (270 miles) S of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
1095 km (680 miles) NNW of Darwin, Australia
2310 km (1440 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles); depth +/- 7.7 km (4.8 miles)
Parameters Nst=175, Nph=175, Dmin=105.6 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID useebj

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