Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
9-22 Feb 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
2-17 May 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
4-11(12) May 2019: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
4-12 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-19 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
7-12 Jun 2019: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
8-16 Jun 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
14-30 Jun 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 25 March 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 25 March 2018

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Sunday, 25 March 2018
Date & time: Sun, 25 Mar 20:14:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 181.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.7°S / 129.72°E
Nearest volcano: Nila (25 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Palmerston, Australia (661.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The earthquake woke me up. My bed, sliding doors and the table were shaking. I could see the walls of our house shaking. It just took 15 seconds, probably less than that. It was my first earthquake ever and it was just scary.
Humpty Doo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sorong, city / MMI IV (Light shaking): Between light and moderate shaking. I am a heavy sleeper and it woke me and most others on my floor of the hotel.
Dili, Timor-Leste (535.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up, tremor came up through bed
(2514.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Dili, Timor-Leste (522.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(641.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Durack, Palmerston / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Darwin, NT. / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rattling of glassware in cabinet. Felt two tremors in within a couple of seconds from each other. Occurred at 05:48 ACST.
Darwin city (652.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Club tropical resort Darwin / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Sting enough to wake me up bed shock and rickety table was moving in the room.
(667.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me and the place was shaking for shaking for about 10 seconds! (via app)
Darwin, Australia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Moil / MMI IV (Light shaking): 5:50am We were awaken by shake.On elevated house. It felt like the house was falling.
Nightcliff, Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up from sleep Door to room and wardrobe doors shaking
darwin,NT / MMI III (Weak shaking): I woke up felt my bed shaking,and head a faint rumbling noise.
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Decent shaking, the whole house jiggled
Darwin Malak (647.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up didn't last very long
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Darwin NT Australia (760.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Darwin city in an apartment 1st was small 2nd shak / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
(649.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Heard building shaking. Did not feel much shaking (via app)
(650 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woken from my sleep. 6th floor in 8 story apartment building. Lasted 45-60seconds. Largest tremor, by far, I have felt in Darwin.
Darwin australia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Darwin, Australia / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heavy jolt / twist
(651.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It took around 2 min to get here in Darwin and lasted for ~15 seconds. (via app)
Marrara / MMI IV (Light shaking): 0549 woke to shaking, lasted about 30 seconds. Windows rattled, shook us awake
Darwin / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt very strong to me . Serious shaking of building
Darwin (661.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(650.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke me up, very noticeable, low Rumble noise (via app)
Durack (Australia) (652 km S from epicenter)(no details): Largest shake I have felt in Darwin in the past eight years. (via EMSC)
Darwin City (Australia) (648 km S from epicenter)(no details): Wake me up. Strongly feelled from waterfront Darwin. (via EMSC)
Lee Point (Australia) (635 km S from epicenter)(no details): Prolonged shake and rattle , power fluctuations. (via EMSC)
(Australia) (1446 km S from epicenter)(no details): A sudden sharp jolt filled by 30 secounds of general shaking (via EMSC)
(Australia) (1446 km S from epicenter)(no details): 6-8 min delay. Woke me up here 500kms away. Cool! (via EMSC)
(Australia) (1446 km S from epicenter)(no details): What the last guy from Darwin said. Apartment shook hard for 45 - 60 seconds. Strongest tremor I've ever felt. (via EMSC)
Sorong (Indonesia) (667 km N from epicenter)(no details): i felt here (via EMSC)
Parap (Australia) (644 km S from epicenter)(no details): House shook. It’s elevated. I could hear the metal elevated water tank grown and car alarms went off (via EMSC)
Darwin (Australia) (644 km S from epicenter)(no details): Largest, by far, of any tremor i havr felt in the past. Woke me from my sleep due to bed shaking. Lasted between 45-60 seconds. I live in a modern 8 story apartment building (via EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia) (639 km S from epicenter)(no details): Building shook and everything rattled. (via EMSC)
Lyons (Australia) (638 km S from epicenter)(no details): Cupboard doors in my bedroom rattled quite furiously and woke me up, my family got up at the same time and said it also woke them up (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (504 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I just moved here a month ago, and it's the first earthquake I've ever felt. Woke up to a slight swaying sensation. (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (504 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 26/3/2018 5:17am - woke me from sleep. Cracks in walls. (via EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste) (503 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Building shakes for two different times (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 1 Dec
Sat, 1 Dec 13:27 UTCM 6.3 / 146 km - [info] (39 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
ANNAPOLIS, MD / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was on second floor and floors had low vibration
Darwin / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Shillong (5420 km NW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Darwin (Australia) (605 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Darwin, woke up bed shaking and windows rattling (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (15364 km E from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento suave. (via EMSC)
(Indonesia) (1454 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt a very small vibration in Candidasa (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sun, 2 Dec
Sun, 2 Dec 04:46 UTCM 4.1 / 148.8 km - [info]- 283km W of Saumlaki, Indonesia[Map]USGS
Sun, 2 Dec 23:38 UTCM 4.7 / 222 km - [info]Teon (18 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 3 Dec
Mon, 3 Dec 06:04 UTCM 4.9 / 155 km - [info] (36 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
jayapura (1330.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IX (Violent shaking): i died
Mon, 3 Dec 14:00 UTCM 5.5 / 153 km - [info] (39 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 3 Dec 17:17 UTCM 4.6 / 146 km - [info] (48 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 4 Dec
Tue, 4 Dec 14:12 UTCM 4.6 / 194 km - [info] BANDA SEA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 4 Dec 22:45 UTCM 4.8 / 184 km - [info] (67 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 6 Dec
Thu, 6 Dec 08:33 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info]Wurlali (22 km)KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Candidasa / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Thu, 6 Dec 13:44 UTCM 4.6 / 338 km - [info] (70 km) BANDA SEA
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 7 Dec
Fri, 7 Dec 19:27 UTCM 4.4 / 121.4 km - [info] (46 km)- 211km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 11 Dec
Tue, 11 Dec 10:30 UTCM 4.2 / 136 km - [info]KEP. TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 12 Dec
Wed, 12 Dec 15:18 UTCM 4.8 / 177 km - [info] (60 km)KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 15 Dec
Sat, 15 Dec 21:05 UTCM 4.6 / 153 km - [info] BANDA SEA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 17 Dec
Mon, 17 Dec 21:29 UTCM 4.7 / 148 km - [info]Banda Sea[Map]GFZ
Sat, 22 Dec
Sat, 22 Dec 17:50 UTCM 3.8 / 121 km - [info] (154 km)KEP. TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 22 Dec 23:06 UTCM 4.0 / 124 km - [info]KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 24 Dec
Mon, 24 Dec 08:50 UTCM 4.5 / 167 km - [info] (58 km)KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
(2364.1 km W from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mon, 24 Dec 22:45 UTCM 4.8 / 154 km - [info] (35 km) BANDA SEA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 27 Dec
Thu, 27 Dec 22:22 UTCM 4.5 / 186 km - [info] BANDA SEA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 29 Dec
Sat, 29 Dec 21:20 UTCM 4.2 / 98 km - [info] BANDA SEA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 1 Jan
Tue, 1 Jan 19:31 UTCM 4.5 / 170 km - [info] (40 km) BANDA SEA
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 3 Jan
Thu, 3 Jan 22:09 UTCM 4.5 / 184 km - [info]KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA[Map]EMSC
Fri, 4 Jan
Fri, 4 Jan 06:22 UTCM 5.4 / 130 km - [info] (56 km)Banda Sea
[Map]
GFZ
(407.2 km NW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(643.1 km S from epicenter) / not felt: There was a crack sound and my dog began to bark a lot. . Did not exactly feel a vibration as was on ground floor cement floors. . No idea what made the crack sound.. (via app)
Darwin nt / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Darwin (Australia) (652 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Darwin Australia (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sat, 5 Jan
Sat, 5 Jan 18:27 UTCM 4.6 / 135 km - [info]Nila (15 km) BANDA SEA
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 7 Jan
Mon, 7 Jan 07:41 UTCM 4.9 / 162 km - [info] (39 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 8 Jan
Tue, 8 Jan 17:43 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km - [info] BANDA SEA[Map]EMSC
Sat, 12 Jan
Sat, 12 Jan 20:18 UTCM 4.6 / 166 km - [info] (86 km) BANDA SEA
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 12 Jan 21:48 UTCM 4.7 / 105 km - [info] (51 km)Banda Sea
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Nowshera kpk Pakistan / MMI VI (Strong shaking): A violent shaking. We just gone out from home suddenly. Thanks God nothing dangerous.
Nowshera kpk Pakistan / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was very strong shake. Just one vibration. We all get out from home suddenly
Sun, 13 Jan
Sun, 13 Jan 13:31 UTCM 4.5 / 269 km - [info] (121 km) BANDA SEA
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 15 Jan
Tue, 15 Jan 23:40 UTCM 4.9 / 60 km - [info]Teon (17 km)KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: