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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Aru Islands Region, Indonesia on Saturday, 26 January 2019 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Aru Islands Region, Indonesia on Saturday, 26 January 2019

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Aru Islands Region, Indonesia on Saturday, 26 January 2019
Jan 26 08:39: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Saturday, 26 January 2019 08:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.54°S / 133.85°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (394 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
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Sat, 26 Jan 08:12 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmKEPULAUAN KAI, INDONESIAEMSC
Sat, 26 Jan 08:12 UTCM 6.1Aru Islands Region, IndonesiaGeoAu
Sat, 26 Jan 08:12 UTCM 6.0 / 9.8 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
Sat, 26 Jan 08:12 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km- 58km WNW of Dobo, IndonesiaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Jakarta (3005.1 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Darwin / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(Indonesia) (523 km E from epicenter)(no details): Approx. 20 seconds of shaking that built in intensity. Felt along the Arafura Sea coast, south of Agats, Indonesia. (via EMSC)


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