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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: Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 181.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.7°S / 129.72°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2528 km (1571 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 25 Mar 20:14 UTCM 6.5 / 181 kmBanda SeaGFZ

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (45)

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Palmerston, Australia (661.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sorong, city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, tremor came up through bed
2514.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Dili, Timor-Leste (522.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
641.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Durack, Palmerston / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin, NT. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Club tropical resort Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sting enough to wake me up bed shock and rickety table was moving in the room.
667.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me and the place was shaking for shaking for about 10 seconds! (reported through our app)
Darwin, Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Moil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 5:50am We were awaken by shake.On elevated house. It felt like the house was falling.
Nightcliff, Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up from sleep Door to room and wardrobe doors shaking
darwin,NT / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I woke up felt my bed shaking,and head a faint rumbling noise.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Decent shaking, the whole house jiggled
Darwin Malak (647.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up didn't last very long
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin NT Australia (760.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin city in an apartment 1st was small 2nd shak / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
649.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard building shaking. Did not feel much shaking (reported through our app)
650 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heavy jolt / twist
651.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It took around 2 min to get here in Darwin and lasted for ~15 seconds. (reported through our app)
Marrara / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 0549 woke to shaking, lasted about 30 seconds. Windows rattled, shook us awake
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt very strong to me . Serious shaking of building
Darwin (661.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
650.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, very noticeable, low Rumble noise (reported through our app)
Durack (Australia, 652 km S of epicenter) : Largest shake I have felt in Darwin in the past eight years. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin City (Australia, 648 km S of epicenter) : Wake me up. Strongly feelled from waterfront Darwin. (reported through EMSC)
Lee Point (Australia, 635 km S of epicenter) : Prolonged shake and rattle , power fluctuations. (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1446 km S of epicenter) : A sudden sharp jolt filled by 30 secounds of general shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1446 km S of epicenter) : 6-8 min delay. Woke me up here 500kms away. Cool! (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1446 km S of epicenter) : What the last guy from Darwin said. Apartment shook hard for 45 - 60 seconds. Strongest tremor I've ever felt. (reported through EMSC)
Sorong (Indonesia, 667 km N of epicenter) : i felt here (reported through EMSC)
Parap (Australia, 644 km S of epicenter) : House shook. It’s elevated. I could hear the metal elevated water tank grown and car alarms went off (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 644 km S of epicenter) : 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 (reported through EMSC)
Nightcliff (Australia, 639 km S of epicenter) : Building shook and everything rattled. (reported through EMSC)
Lyons (Australia, 638 km S of epicenter) : 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 (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 504 km SW of epicenter) : I just moved here a month ago, and it's the first earthquake I've ever felt. Woke up to a slight swaying sensation. (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 504 km SW of epicenter) : 26/3/2018 5:17am - woke me from sleep. Cracks in walls. (reported through EMSC)
Díli (Timor-Leste, 503 km SW of epicenter) : Building shakes for two different times (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Banda Sea, 25 Mar 2018 20:14

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 26 Aug 2018 12:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Aug 2018 15:04 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    159.7 km (99.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2018 10:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jul 2018 20:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jul 2018 20:13 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Jun 2018 08:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jun 2018 22:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    146 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jun 2018 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jun 2018 13:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    142.4 km (88.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2018 05:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    157 km (97.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2018 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    188 km (116.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 May 2018 21:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    134.2 km (83.4 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2018 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Apr 2018 09:25 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    168 km (104.4 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Apr 2018 22:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    173 km (107.5 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Apr 2018 09:36 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    191 km (118.7 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Mar 2018 18:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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

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