Magnitude 6.9 - BANDA SEA
2009 October 24 14:40:44 UTC
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|Depth||134.2 km (83.4 miles) set by location program|
|Distances||230 km (140 miles) NNW of Saumlaki, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia|
365 km (230 miles) SE of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
700 km (435 miles) N of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
2610 km (1620 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=280, Nph=280, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.78 sec, Gp= 18°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
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Felt at Nabire on Papua. Felt (IV) at Nguiu; (III) at Darwin, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo-Macminns Lagoon, Katherine, Palmerston; (II) at Jabiru and Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory; (III) at Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia. Also felt (III) at Dilli, East Timor.
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