Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 282 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 07:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 282 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 07:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 56 km depth

26 Feb 07:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 26 07:41: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 56.0 km.
Date & time: 26 Feb 2020 07:33:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.63°S / 131.19°E (Maluku, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
282 km (175 mi) SW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NNW of Minjilang (West Arnhem Shire, Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 224) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) N of Snake Bay (Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 412) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NNW of Cobourg (West Arnhem Shire, Northern Territory, Australia) (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.056 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaGFZ
5.940 kmKep. Tanimbar Region, IndonesiaEMSC
5.939 kmTanimbar Islands Region, IndonesiaGeoAu
6.071 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaBMKG
6.070 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
5.961 kmKepulauan Tanimbar, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (56)

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Darwin (534.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on my 7th floor balcony I felt the building shaking for about 15 seconds  
Darwin, Northern Territory (537 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin (527.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was at my desk working when I felt the desk shake. It rocked me in my chair and I could hear things in my office rattling. I estimate the shaking lasted for about a minute.  
Singapore (3193.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very minor tremor felt when i put my palms on the table. Cannot feel while walking.  
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On balcony Darwin CBD 22nd floor. Light shaking to chair sitting in. Went and lay on bed, distinct shake to bed for 20-30 seconds  
Berrimah (535.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking, only noticeable while sitting or laying. Lasted for about 30 seconds (reported through our app)  
Darwin Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first thought there was a heavy truck passing by. Lasted about 2 or 3 min  
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jabiru, West Arnhem, Northern Territory (590.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Saumlaki, Maluku (40.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Beyond the violent.Indescribable.  
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Millner / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Palmerston, Northern Territory (543.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (874 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt  
Palmerston / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought was parents in room again, but it was earthquake  
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Chair shaking 2nd floor apartment.  
Zuccoli, Palmerston, Northern Territory (541.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Computer screen shook backwards and forwards and I could hear rattling in the building and some kind of background rumbling noise like traffic.  
Driver Palmerston / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On the shitter stood up to wipe and fell on ground. Alot of mess to clean  
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt a rumble and tremor while working on computer inside hotel room. Felt a queasy feeling in stomach  
Bees creek darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palmerston, Northern Territory (537.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Durack NT Australia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Humpty doo pub / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in bar and stool was wobbly, also waitresses bolt on's moving violentlty  
Tennant creek / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like vibrations thru house and sounded like underground water rumbling . lasted 30 seconds  
Mcminns lagoon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in a chair beer in hand. Easily noticeable. Slight effect on swimming pool, beer unshaken.  
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Malak, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (530.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Marakai NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking lasted upto 40 seconds, npool water splashing  
Palmerston Nt (540.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Walls shaking. Felt like truck passing but no truck.  
Darwin NT / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ludmilla NT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking of raised house with one strong jolt.  
Darwin NT. Australia. (531.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard a low rumbling sound & started to feel myself move (seated in chair). Lasted for 30 to 45 seconds. Neighbour sitting outside felt it as well, partner in pool didn't notice anything.  
Darwin City NT Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (539.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate but long lasting - we're 10 stories up though. (reported through our app)  
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (538.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
DURACK (539.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Coconut Grove, Darwin, Northern Territory (533.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Humpty Doo, nt (552.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Chair was moving and felt a bit nauseous (reported through our app)  
Town of Brocks Creek, Northern Territory (657.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Larrakeyah, Darwin, Northern Territory (536.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin, Northern Territory (537.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin, Northern Territory (538.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Darwin (Australia, 547 km S of epicenter) : Wardrobe doors rhythmically banging for about 10 seconds. Very slight felt movement. (reported through EMSC)  
Darwin (Australia, 543 km S of epicenter) : Was at a restaurant in the city and felt the table and bench rumble (reported through EMSC)  
Central Coast (Australia, 3540 km SE of epicenter) : Darwin Australia (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 2381 km W of epicenter) : Shake (reported through EMSC)  
Nhulunbuy (Australia, 795 km SE of epicenter) : Very minor (reported through EMSC)  
West Arnhem (Australia, 612 km SE of epicenter) : At Manmoyi outstation, West Arnhem, Northern Territory (reported through EMSC)  
Coolalinga (Australia, 546 km S of epicenter) : Had to hold the fish tank to stop it banging against the wall (reported through EMSC)  
Darwin (Australia, 540 km S of epicenter) : Nope (reported through EMSC)  
Darwin (Australia, 531 km S of epicenter) : The tremble and rumble probably lasted for approx 40 seconds, with our glass screen door shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Darwin (Australia, 529 km S of epicenter) : Felt in Tiwi, Darwin. The doors were shaking (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 14 Aug 2020 00:29 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Apr 2020 03:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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