Magnitude 6.7 - SERAM, INDONESIA

2006 March 14 06:57:33 UTC

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Location 3.593°S, 127.211°E
Depth30.6 km (19.0 miles) set by location program
Distances105 km (65 miles) W of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
485 km (300 miles) S of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
1065 km (660 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
2280 km (1420 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=186, Nph=186, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Event IDuskgap
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  • Felt Reports

    One person killed on Buru. Two people killed, one injured and one missing due to a local tsunami with an observed wave height (peak-to-trough) of 5 meters. Maximum run-in was about 100 meters. Ground cracks about 500 meters long with maximum width of about 15 centimeters were observed in the area. Liquefaction was also observed in the area. One hundred sixteen houses damaged or destroyed at Pela, 54 at Batu Jugku, 30 at Waimorot, 25 at Wailawa and 16 at Waimoly. Felt (VI) at Namlea, Buru and (V) on Ambon.

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