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Strong earthquake rocks Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

Strong earthquake rocks Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

Strong, magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5

Date-Time • 21 Dec 2016 00:17:16 UTC
• 21 Dec 2016 09:17:16 near epicenter

Location 7.527S 127.874E

Depth 158 km

Distances • 278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor
• 372 km (230 mi) ENE of Atambua, Indonesia
• 425 km (263 mi) S of Ambon, Indonesia
• 430 km (266 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu, Indonesia
• 278 km (172 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical 5.5 km

Parameters Nph = 131; Dmin = 380.6 km; Rmss = 0.94 seconds; Gp = 18°

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