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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea on Saturday, 1 December 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 13:27 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 13:27 (GMT)
1 Dec 13:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 139.0 to 134.0 km.
Dec 1 13:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 146.0 km.
Date & time: 2018-12-01 01:27:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 146.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.47°S / 128.74°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2422 km (1505 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2018-12-01 13:27:21 UTCM 6.3 / 146 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
2018-12-01 13:27:20 UTCM 6.3 / 135 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
2018-12-01 13:27:21 UTC
2018-12-01 22:27:21 +09:00
M 6.3 / 140.6 km293km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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ANNAPOLIS, MD / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was on second floor and floors had low vibration
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shillong (5420 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Elcho island Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was not strong but seemed to go on for quite a long time. I was reading in bed. I had no doubt what was happening. I have experienced severe earthquakes in the past although not in Darwin.
593.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed shaking windows ratteling (reported through our app)
Sanur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Wagait Beach NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awake in bed Wagait Beach, Darwin NT. I head a sound at the beginning and then the trembling continued for almost a minute.
Palmerston at home / Light shaking (MMI IV)
599.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
darwin city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke both of us from bed and building felt like it was swaying, apartment complex on 5th floor in Darwin city.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 8th floor of a hotel and the bed shook from side to side and the room also shook. It lasted about 40seconds.
Darwin, Northern Terrirtory / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
611.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Laying in bed and felt a strange movement of my bed, like a gentle rocking back and forth. Finally realised it must have been an earthquake. Lasted for about half a minute roughly.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Durack Northern Territory / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 8th floor of a hotel and the bed shook from side to side and the room also shook. It lasted about 40seconds.
Durack, NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was reading on my bed and felt my head shaking against the headboard. My kids rushed in and said, ‘Mum did you feel the earthquake?’ I had thought it was me as I have a slight tremor in my head. My teens had been coming in and out and been told to go to bed a few times and given the lecture about respecting others’ privacy. My first thought was, ‘they haven’t listened to you, now you’ve gone and got some weird high blood pressure thing and your head’s shaking more.’ That’ll t
Darwin Australia (646.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin CBD (601 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The light shaking was obvious and sustained. Some objects in our 6 floor apartment were rocking gently for in excess of a minute. The gentle movement of the building could be easily felt.
Leanyer / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on couch in lounge room in one story elevated house - whole couch started moving from side to side - could see my knees moving from side to side, felt floor vibrating beneath my feet and glass doors leading to balcony were rattling quite a lot. Lasted a few minutes i think. Wasn't concerned enough to evacuate, but hoping it wasn't going to get worse!
Millner, Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin (620.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Palmerston NT Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was at cinemas and our chairs were shaking for a couple of minutes
Darwin City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wall decorations vibrating. Glasses in kitchen and keys in door rattling ( 6th floor unit)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rolling or rocking sensation in two extended waves.
Darwin, Australia (592.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on my couch an started wobbling, Alcohol cabinet was wobbling as well. (reported through our app)
Nightcliff Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
578 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bellamack, / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Johnston / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin NT / Weak shaking (MMI III)
615.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jingili Darwin (677.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted approximately 60 seconds
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Started very mild and built to a queezy feeling
611.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Rapid Creek Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Coconut Grove, NT, Australia (594.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows, doors rattling. Bed lightly shaking.
525.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin NT / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin Woods St (600.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin, Autralia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was very unsettling being on the 7th floor.
592.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin Australia (82.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We went outside straight away just in case it got stronger and could hear a rumble
Nightcliff / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking, the bed was shaking
DARWIN CITY / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Muirhead darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed shaking easy to feel. Strong but not violent.
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up.
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
113 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt in Darwin. Light shaking lasting 20 seconds or so
Darwin - very mild shaking of 2 seconds. / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
542.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Live on the 5th floor. Chair shaking. Wine glass spilling.
Palmerston, NT, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking lasting over 30s. Felt 6 floors up, lying on mattress. Noticeably wobbling against springs and water in bottle swaying.
Dili / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin, Australia (649.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
house (368.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Durack Palmerston NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House felt as if it was rolling around. Loud creaking sounds.
Malak / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
623.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Humpty doo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
288.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ludmilla NT Australia (602.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Viqueque / Weak shaking (MMI III)
786.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Winnellie (599.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I noticed my dog walk out the front of my property and appeared to be looking at something and then the shaking started.
Coconut Grove, Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : felt Indoors. Rattling of window frames and doors
599.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rapid creek / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very mild swaying. No damage. No objects shifting or falling off shelves.
Palmerston / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed shaking
369.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dili, Timor Leste / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Coolalinga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like someone else was moving the bed. Slight movement/ripples when I looked at my water bottle
Palmerston / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dawin, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (816.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Unusually long duration compared to other earthquake shaking felt. Started off weak, intensified in two different steps and then died down. My flatmate also felt it.
601.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
612.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stuart park, Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin city (604.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Stuart Park, Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (600.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 2 light shaking events and lasted about 15 seconds. On 6th floor of a unit block. (reported through our app)
604.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dili / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ramingining / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like footsteps in the house (highset)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Woodroffe nt 0830 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
MILLNER / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dili, Timor Leste / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The bed was shaking and the windows were rattling for around 5 seconds
Darwin NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY,.AUSTRALIA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Doors, windows and ceiling tiles rattling, bed shaking and moving
Darwin (593.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dili, Timor-Leste / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Building shook for about a minute
Leanyer - Darwin NT (622.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Room wobbled.
Darwin, NT / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Doors rattled, coffee shook on table, lounge I was sitting on shook mildly
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Díli / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt from Darwin at 2300 (+9:30 GMT)
609.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
KUNUNURRA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (602 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Whole house was shaking,windows and doors rattled,dogs started to bark
Darwin (594 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
369.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin hospital (596.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The bed and table around me all started shaking
Darwin (672.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dili / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin (638.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (Australia, 605 km SE of epicenter) : Darwin, woke up bed shaking and windows rattling (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 15364 km E of epicenter) : Movimiento suave. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 1454 km W of epicenter) : Felt a very small vibration in Candidasa (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Felt my sofa shaking while I was sitting watching a movie. It was 11.00 pm in Darwin City. (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Felt tremors for 10 seconds atleast (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Felt tremor for about a minute or 2 (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : It lasted a significant amount of time and woke my husband who is a good sleeper. I felt the whole bed rattling and saw furniture trembling. (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Very slight trembling of the couch I was sitting on lasting perhaps 10 seconds. My partner who was standing felt nothing. (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Playing a first-person video game when an earthquake hits is very disorienting. (reported through EMSC)
(Australia, 1423 km S of epicenter) : Tremor for 30 sec (reported through EMSC)
Wyndham-East Kimberley (Australia, 927 km S of epicenter) : Bed was shaking with significant water movement in water bottle on bed side table (reported through EMSC)
Katherine (Australia, 876 km SE of epicenter) : Upper level house, shaking noticeably for five minutes. Bed rocking. 11pm, 1st december. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 639 km NE of epicenter) : Just a little shaking in kaimana (reported through EMSC)
Litchfield (Australia, 625 km SE of epicenter) : 2 Series of tremors. Both at least 10 seconds each. Enough to feel rocking in my chair but fans weren’t swinging. (reported through EMSC)
Litchfield (Australia, 625 km SE of epicenter) : no, other than surprised I could feel it given the distance and being on the third floor middle interior apartment of the building... (reported through EMSC)
Palmerston (Australia, 620 km SE of epicenter) : 8 second series of shakes, each quite distinct (reported through EMSC)
Palmerston (Australia, 619 km SE of epicenter) : Tremor was protracted over a longer than usual period. (reported through EMSC)
Palmerston (Australia, 618 km SE of epicenter) : A light shake for about a minute (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 608 km SE of epicenter) : Slight shake (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 608 km SE of epicenter) : Felt like the whole hotel was waving (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 608 km SE of epicenter) : 11:02 my bed shakes, feels like it's possessed or something, moment comes in saying there has been an earthquake get out of bed (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 608 km SE of epicenter) : Water in the bottle beside my bed was moving along with the bed shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 607 km SE of epicenter) : I thought it might have been an engine rumbling near my house. It lasted much longer than I expected - At least a minute. I’m in a sturdy concrete house so I couldn’t feel it as much as I could hear and sense it. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 606 km SE of epicenter) : Small movement (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 603 km SE of epicenter) : Bed was shaking for a good 20 seconds! (reported through EMSC)
Leanyer (Australia, 603 km SE of epicenter) : Mild movement (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 603 km SE of epicenter) : Shaking was side to side. A few lots of a few seconds with breaks between. One or two longer lot of 10-15 seconds. Whole thing went for 1-2 minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 602 km SE of epicenter) : Quite a long tremor for Darwin went for about 20-30seconds and felt it more then usual (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 601 km SE of epicenter) : I heard the rumbling first, then felt my bed shake quite strongly while the noise continued. It lasted for about a minute. (Nightcliff, NT, Australia) (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 601 km SE of epicenter) : Mild grumbling noise - like a helicopter hovering above the house, minor movement, lasted approximately 1min (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 370 km W of epicenter) : TwiceNo damages (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 370 km W of epicenter) : Felt a shake, didn't last long (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 370 km W of epicenter) : I felt one light shake and then second strong one. I ran out in the garden and waited. I heard people yelling outside. It stopped after a couple of seconds. Now back to normal. (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : Felt my bed shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : Lay on bed which was shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : I felt it (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : It was shaky (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : Saya merasakan gempanya meskipun tidak terlalu keras (reported through EMSC)
Fatuhada (Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : Pretty strong earthquake just hit DILI! (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 369 km W of epicenter) : Dili, Timor-Leste (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Just a slight shake of a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Long waves east & west. Waves increased in severity with lulls in between. Lasted a while, maybe 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Our house was shaking! (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Felt the walls shaking for about 30 seconds. It was the strongest I felt until now for 61 years... (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Mild shake that lasted about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : House shook a bit, nothing more. (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Bed and windows shook for less than 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Felt the whole room swaying for about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Sim!!! (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Small shake felt in Dili Timor Leste (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 367 km W of epicenter) : Very wobbly (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 366 km W of epicenter) : Tremor muito forte e longo em Dili. (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 364 km W of epicenter) : mau tidur tiba2 terasa kasur goyang2 (reported through EMSC)
(Timor-Leste, 363 km W of epicenter) : We could definitely feel the movements. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, 2018-12-01 13:27 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes):
  • 28 May 2019 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 May 2019 11:19 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 May 2019 01:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    156 km (96.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 May 2019 15:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    232 km (144.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 May 2019 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    223 km (138.6 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 May 2019 12:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 May 2019 21:03 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Apr 2019 22:02 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Mar 2019 19:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    123 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Mar 2019 12:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    155 km (96.3 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Mar 2019 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Mar 2019 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    171 km (106.3 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2019 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2019 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    206 km (128 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2019 08:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2019 11:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    129 km (80.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 13:27 (GMT)

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