Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian Barat Daya Islands

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian Barat Daya Islands

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia today. The Barat Daya Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Barat Daya) are a group of islands in the Maluku province of Indonesia. The Indonesian phrase barat daya means ‘south-west’.

Preliminary Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 1 Dec 2018 13:27:22 UTC

• 1 Dec 2018 22:27:22 near epicenter

Location 7.403S 128.710E

Depth 140 km

Distances • 130.4 km (80.8 mi) NE of Tiakur, Indonesia
• 225.1 km (139.5 mi) ENE of Lospalos, East Timor
• 274.9 km (170.4 mi) ENE of Baucau, East Timor
• 291.3 km (180.6 mi) ENE of Venilale, East Timor
• 368.6 km (228.5 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 5.6 km

Parameters Nph = 142; Dmin = 553.3 km; Rmss = 1.15 seconds; Gp = 30°

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