Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 21 September 2019 - information

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 4 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 19:53 (GMT)

- Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 4 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 19:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 78 km depth

21 Sep 19:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 21 20:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 91.0 km.
Sep 21 20:42: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 91.0 to 78.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2019 07:53:14 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.54°S / 130.4°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
279 km (173 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
392 km (244 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
400 km (249 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
578 km (359 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
637 km (396 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
667 km (414 mi) WSW of Nabire (pop: 43,900)
671 km (417 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
2604 km (1618 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.878 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.980 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.985 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.949 km186km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.998 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, был дома, готовился ко сну, всё тихо и спокойно, всё впорядке. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геологиярулит.))),!!!
Darwin (659.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
661.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake 4 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 21 September 19:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 02 Nov 2019 16:26 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Oct 2019 20:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    169 km (105 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Oct 2019 10:29 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    134.5 km (83.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2019 17:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    172 km (106.9 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Oct 2019 23:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    173 km (107.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2019 23:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2019 20:09 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 4 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 19:53 (GMT)
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