Magnitude 6.9 - BANDA SEA

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2009 October 24 14:40:44 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location 6.136°S, 130.384°E
Depth134.2 km (83.4 miles) set by location program
Distances230 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=280, Nph=280, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.78 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Event IDus2009ndan
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Felt Reports

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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