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Magnitude 7.6 - BANDA SEA

2006 January 27 16:58:53 UTC

A major earthquake occurred at 16:58:53 (UTC) on Friday, January 27, 2006. The magnitude 7.6 event has been located in the BANDA SEA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 7.6
Date-Time
  • Friday, January 27, 2006 at 16:58:53 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 1:58:53 AM
    = local time at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 5.482°S, 128.093°E
    Depth 397 km (246.7 miles) set by location program
    Region BANDA SEA
    Distances 200 km (125 miles) S of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
    445 km (275 miles) NE of DILI, East Timor
    825 km (510 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    2370 km (1470 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters Nst=258, Nph=258, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp= 25°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usika7

    • Preliminary Earthquake Report
    • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
      World Data Center for Seismology, Denver