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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Banda Sea on Friday, 2 March 2018 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Banda Sea on Friday, 2 March 2018

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Friday, 2 March 2018
Date & time: Friday, 2 March 2018 02:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 159.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.28°S / 130.34°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (38 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
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shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Kolkata, West Bengal, India / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was lying on my bed. And, suddenly it was shaking noticeably for 10-15 seconds approximately. First, I was unable to understand what is happening. But, later realized it was earthquake as I have similar past experience. I searched for news over the internet but was unable to find any. Few resource delivered the news, but I found nothing about Kolkata till now.
Darwin, Australia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shook for several minutes
Darwin, NT, Australia / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt the chair I was sitting on move slightly, kind of like when someone walks past and bumps it.
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed and windows shaking slightly
Darwin (713 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Thought one of my kids was bouncing around our elevated house.
Darwin (696.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Darwin CBD, Northern Territory, Australia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(680 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Doors and windows rattled. Able to feel shaking while seated in an office chair with wheels.
(696.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Darwin / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(689.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Casuarina (Australia) (680 km S from epicenter)(no details): Either a "swaying" or a "rolling" - not sure how to describe it. Primarily up and down motion, about 2 cycles, over 2 seconds or so. (via EMSC)


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