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Latest quakes near Banda Api volcano since 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 19:17 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes near Banda Api volcano in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Banda Api volcano, find out which quakes are happening right now!
There were no significant confirmed earthquakes near Banda Api volcano in the past 7 days.
Since 2022, Banda Api volcano has had 16 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 4.7:
  • 2 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 11 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 3 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest: Mag. 3.8 Earthquake Banda Sea, 197 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia -
Strongest: Mag. 4.7 Earthquake Banda Sea, 190 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2022, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 30 km (19 mi) distance (16 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetailsMap
Dec 22, 2023 03:41 am (Jayapura)
Dec 21, 2023 18:41 GMT
3.8

172 km
18 km (11 mi) to the W Banda Sea, 197 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Friday, November 24, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 25, 2023 02:37 am (Jayapura)
Nov 24, 2023 17:37 GMT
2.8

150 km
30 km (19 mi) to the SE Banda Sea, 239 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Thursday, November 9, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 9, 2023 01:12 pm (Jayapura)
Nov 9, 2023 04:12 GMT
2.7

10 km
15 km (9.5 mi) to the W Banda Sea, 198 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Monday, June 19, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 19, 2023 09:14 am (Jayapura)
Jun 19, 2023 00:14 GMT
3.9

155 km
17 km (10.4 mi) to the SE Banda Sea, 225 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Sunday, June 18, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 18, 2023 04:19 pm (Jayapura)
Jun 18, 2023 07:19 GMT
3.4

100 km
13 km (7.8 mi) to the NW Banda Sea, 198 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Thursday, January 26, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 26, 2023 05:15 pm (GMT +9)
Jan 26, 2023 08:15 GMT
3.0

214 km
29 km (18 mi) to the S Banda Sea, 229 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Monday, January 23, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 24, 2023 01:52 am (Jayapura)
Jan 23, 2023 16:52 GMT
3.7

179 km
23 km (15 mi) to the W Banda Sea, 187 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 28, 2022 06:45 am (Jayapura)
Dec 27, 2022 21:45 GMT
4.6

150 km
20 km (12 mi) to the NW Banda Sea, 189 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Friday, December 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 24, 2022 04:14 am (Jayapura)
Dec 23, 2022 19:14 GMT
4.7

150 km
19 km (12 mi) to the NW Banda Sea, 190 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 13, 2022 02:50 pm (Jayapura)
Dec 13, 2022 05:50 GMT
3.1

10 km
19 km (12 mi) to the N Banda Sea, 157 km southeast of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia Info
Saturday, November 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 27, 2022 06:07 am (Jayapura)
Nov 26, 2022 21:07 GMT
3.8

172 km
25 km (15 mi) to the SE Banda Sea, 228 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.5 x 1012 joules (404 megawatt hours, equivalent to 348 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes is not because global seismic activity has increased, but because the number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has been constantly increasing.
This is most evident if one looks at the number of smaller earthquakes (below magnitude 5). For larger quakes (magnitude 5 or more), the effect disappears after around the 1990s. Since then, the global coverage of earthquake of larger quakes has been nearly complete.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 54 quakes on average per year near Banda Api volcano:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.11 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 9.1 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.59 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 4.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 5.3 quakes per year

Number of recent quakes worldwide by magnitude

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5 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (71.43%)
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2 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (28.57%)
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
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no quakes Mag 6 or higher
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
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2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (6.67%)
3+
19 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (63.33%)
2+
9 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (30%)
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Number of quakes (54 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
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no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.85%)
4+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (27.78%)
3+
27 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (50%)
2+
11 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (20.37%)

Number of earthquakes over time

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Magnitude and seismic energy over time

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Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
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Magnitude and energy distribution

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Magnitude and energy distribution: Past 90 days
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Magnitude and energy distribution: 2024 so far

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 08:40

Banda Api volcano (Banda Sea, Indonesia): increased earthquakes suggest volcano might be preparing for new eruption

Seismic activity of Banda Api volcano since January 2017 (light green: deep volcanic quakes)
The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) raised the alert level for the remote volcano from normal (level 1) to "waspada" ("watch", 2 on a scale of 1-4). ... Read all
Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 06:00

Banda Api volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 5 April-11 April 2017 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that seismicity at Banda Api had been increasing since the beginning of March, though during 1-4 April seismic patterns were similar to those recorded before an eruption in 1988. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4); visitors and residents were warned not to approach Banda Api within a 1-km radius of the summit area. ... Read all
Hazard map of Banda Api volcano (PVMBG)
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