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Magnitude 7.6 BANDA SEA
Friday, January 27, 2006 at 16:58:53 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred 195 km (120 miles) S of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia at 9:58 AM MST, Jan 27, 2006 (Jan 28 at 1:58 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt (V) on Ambon; (IV) at Kupang, Saumlaki, Sorong, Tual, and Waingapu; (III) at Makassar, Indonesia. Felt at Denpasar. Felt (IV) at Dili, East Timor and (III) at Darwin, Australia. Felt (III) at Davao and Marawi, Mindanao, Philippines. Also felt at Jabiru and Humpty Doo-MacMinns Lagoon, Australia.


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