Indonesia / Timor – M 5.6 – Powerful earthquake close to Mount Wurtali

Earthquake Report comment :
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km and in an unpopulated area (there are very few people living in a radius of 50 km around the epicenter)  the damaging impact on buildings, humans will be limited to none.
USGS expect that 700,000 people will experience a moderate shaking (V Mercalli)

Mount Wurlali (also known as Mount Damar) is an andesitic stratovolcano in the southwestmost of the Banda Arc system. Fumarolic activities with sulfur deposits are found at the twin summit craters and on the southeast flanks. (Source Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 05:58:39 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 58 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km from Pulau Damar (Mount Wurtali)
201 km NE Los palos (pop 17,042)
320 km (200 miles) WNW of Saumlaki, Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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  1. […] Depth 5 km CRETE, GREECE M 4.8      2010-08-06   11:18:12  Depth 13 km CHUKOTKA, RUSSIA M 5.6      2010/08/06  08:58:40 Depth 59 km KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA M 4.2      2010-08-06   06:59:57 Depth 29 km SOUTHERN IRAN M 5.2      2010/08/06 […]

  2. […] Depth 5 km CRETE, GREECE M 4.8      2010-08-06   11:18:12  Depth 13 km CHUKOTKA, RUSSIA M 5.6      2010/08/06  08:58:40 Depth 59 km KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA M 4.2      2010-08-06   06:59:57 Depth 29 km SOUTHERN IRAN M 5.2      2010/08/06 […]

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