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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Java, Indonesia on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Java, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 23:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Java, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 23:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 597 km depth

21 Sep 00:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Sep 21 00:05: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 631.0 to 597.0 km.
Date & time: 2017-09-20 11:59:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 597.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.19°S / 112.95°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Penanggungan (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) NE of Bangkalan (pop: 62,200)
99 km (62 mi) NE of Paciran (pop: 27,100)
112 km (69 mi) NE of Kamal (pop: 22,500)
120 km (74 mi) N of Surabaya (pop: 2,374,700)
176 km (110 mi) N of Probolinggo (pop: 181,700)
675 km (419 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2017-09-20 23:59:24 UTCM 5.3 / 597 kmJava, IndonesiaGFZ
2017-09-20 23:59:24 UTC
2017-09-21 07:59:24 +08:00
M 5.7 / 588.6 km98km NNE of Kemeduran, IndonesiaUSGS
2017-09-20 23:59:25 UTCM 5.7 / 600 kmJAVA, INDONESIAEMSC
2017-09-20 23:59:24 UTCM 5.6 / 595 kmJava, IndonesiaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (13)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Wolvega, Netherland (11692.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Lokapaksa Bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in bed a felt 3 times a litle movement in bed. First i ment my huisbrand was shking with his lees but he lady still in bed
255.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Denpasar (375.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ubud (363 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Legian (372 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kuta Bali (373.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bali Chaya Hotel Legian (371.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nusa Dua, bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Indonesia, 377 km SE of epicenter) : Bed was shaking very slightly (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 352 km SE of epicenter) : It was like my friend shakimg his leg. But then I realized that it feels like the last time I felt earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 365 km SE of epicenter) : I was awake and felt small checking very briefly. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 365 km SE of epicenter) : I was sleeping and I got up feeling moving, once get up I felt the bed moving angain (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Java, Indonesia, 2017-09-20 23:59 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Java, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 23:59 (GMT)

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