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Important Message : NO tsunami risk due to the depth

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Update 14:00 UTC : Based on preliminary data, the hypocenter is located at 550 km below the surface. A light to max moderate shaking wille be felt in a wide area of a couple of thousand km BUT there NO reason at all to believe that damage will be inflicted.

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113km (70mi) N of Nebe, Indonesia
133km (83mi) NNE of Maumere, Indonesia
180km (112mi) NNE of Ende, Indonesia
219km (136mi) S of Baubau, Indonesia
358km (222mi) WNW of Dili, East Timor

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-02-27 13:45:04

Depth (Hypocenter) : 548 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Nebe, Indonesia Feb 27 15:27 5.1 567 MAP
EMSC Flores Sea Feb 27 15:27 5.1 580 MAP
GEOFON Flores Sea Feb 27 15:27 4.8 571 MAP I Felt It INFO
PTWC Feb 27 13:57 6.8 0 MAP
USGS Nebe, Indonesia Feb 27 13:45 7.0 552 MAP
USGS Nebe, Indonesia Feb 27 13:45 6.0 561 MAP
EMSC Flores Sea Feb 27 13:45 7.0 548 MAP
  • Ubud, Bali - I was sitting in bed and it was shaking.
  • GEOFON Flores Sea Feb 27 13:45 6.9 548 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Biak - terguncang pada saat baring dan jendela bergetar
  • Umalas, Bali - No damage - just lights swinging & windows rattling.
  • Kuta Beach - Felt whilst laying in bed. I could see furniture moving slightly and curtains shaking. Very minor. On vacation/holiday from Australia, I have never felt an earthquake or tremor before.
  • seminyak - Bed shook for a second and water in pool was splashing about
  • Ubud - Ons raam begon te klapperen en onze bedden bronnen te schudden
  • Ubud Bali - Trembli g beds and eindows
  • Dii - Senti tonturas eos moveis dacasa estavam balancando
  • ubud - Felt bed moving, windows wobbled a bit too. Wasn't sure if it was an earth tremor or something else.
  • Bali - No damage just a little frightened, Wasn't sure what it was. I was in bed and Felt slight rumbling of the building then the light started swaying. Not rattling though. Windows were rattling as if heavy wind was outside. Woke my partner from sleep
  • Amed / Karangasem - Aucun dommage, les rideaux ont bouger lors des 2 secousses qui se sont suivit
  • legian - Staying in the 101 legian bali on the 3rd floor was in bed thinking someone was trying to wake me only to freak out and find out its an earthquake
  • Sanur - Started feeling dizzy, ground was moving a damage.
  • Dili - It was a quite shake in Dili, but no damages at all.
  • Sanur - A very slow shake for at least 20 seconds. Mild no damage
  • Senggigi - Felt light shaking in Senggigi Lombok
  • Seminyak - I felt earthquake first time. Bed and curtains shaking little bit.
  • Legian kuta - No damage caused it was clearly felt a few tourists were or are concerned i explained this is normal for the island as I've experienced a few here and far worse then this i explained to them not to panic and stay calm and if they have any concerns to come knock on my door fingers crossed there won't be too many aftershocks
  • bali - light shaking , no damage
  • Sun Island Hotel - Bed shaking
  • Renon - Nil damage
  • Dili - The bed shook for a few seconds
  • Ubud - Light
  • Dili - no damage
  • Sekongkang Village - The light fittings started swaying, the light earth shaking lasted about a minute in total.
  • Bali - the bed, floors and pillars were shaking. Out doors the sun loungers were shaking.
  • Dili - Some strong shaking No damage to building
  • Kuta Bali - It was scary! No Damage to be seen!
  • Ubud Bali - Felt slight movement while sitting in chair. Noticed open cupboard door moving.
  • Seminyak - Light shaking for a few seconds, tv swaying but no damage
  • Ubud, Bali - My daughter and I were laying on our beds when we both felt them moving from side to side gently. It lasted a minute or so.
  • Denpasar - no damage. But when i was in restaurant all the lights is shaking and water in the aquarium was almost spill out. And when all the guests went outside from the restaurant, one of the billboard (not big but quite tall) was also shaking. A bit scary, and worried about tsunami.




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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