6.7 Earthquake 141km NNE of Palue Indonesia

6.7 Earthquake 141km NNE of Palue Indonesia
6.7 Earthquake 141km NNE of Palue Indonesia
Ende Volcano Three Colored Lakes
Ende Volcano Three Colored Lakes

An deep earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia on October 24, 2017 at 10:47:47 local time. The earthquake was deep, at a measured depth of  549.2 km (341 miles). 

The quake was felt in the port city of Ende, Indonesia.  Ende is located on the southern coast of Flores Island. The city has a population of 60,000 residents which makes it the largest city on the island.

Ende is located on the Ring of fire, where Volcano Kelimutu is located close to the town of Moni. There are  three colored lakes crater lakes are in the caldera of a volcano, and fed by a volcanic gas source, resulting in highly acidic water.

The earthquake was also felt at H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport, also known as Ende Airport or Isi Airport, in Ende, Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

An earthquake struck the country’s western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

Nearby Places

  • Basira Satu, Indonesia 95.4 km (59.3 mi) NNE – Population: 0
  • Maumere, Indonesia 178.2 km (110.7 mi) NNE – Population: 47,598
  • Ende, Indonesia 233.8 km (145.3 mi) NE – Population: 77,205
  • Katabu, Indonesia 261.2 km (162.3 mi) SSE – Population: 42,750
  • Pante Makasar, East Timor 262.8 km (163.3 mi) NW – Population: 4,730

Video:Earthquake hits 6.7-magnitude Banda Sea, Indonesia, USGS reports