2006 Banda Sea earthquake

The 2006 Banda Sea earthquake was an earthquake that occurred in the Banda Sea region, at 16.58.48 (UTC) on January 27, 2006. Reports vary about the strength, with early estimates ranging from 7.2 to 7.5 on the Richter scale. This earthquake, occurring a year after the 2005 Banda Sea earthquake simply reiterated the volatility of the Banda sea seabed.

Location

*100 km (125 miles) S of Ambon, Moluccas
*445 km (275 miles) NE of Dili, East Timor
*825 km (510 miles) NNW of Darwin, Northern Territory
*2370 km (1470 miles) E of Jakarta, Java

References

* [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqinthenews/2006/usika7/ USGS]
* [http://rev.seis.sc.edu/earthquakes/2006/01/27/16/58/48 details]

ee also

*1938 Banda Sea earthquake
*2005 Banda Sea earthquake


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