Strong earthquake M6.1 registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Banda Sea – Indonesia, on August 6, 2014, at 11:45 UTC. GFZ and USGS are reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.4 at depth of 4 km.Epicenter was located 307 km (191 miles) ENE of Dili, East Timor, 395 km (245 miles) S of Ambon, 402 km (250 miles) ENE of Atambua and 446 km (277 miles) SSW of Amahai, Indonesia.There are about 4 777 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region and VicinityThe Australia-Pacific plate boundary is over 4000 km l… »

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