Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 225 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 00:45 (GMT)

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 225 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 00:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 200 km depth

8 Sep 00:51 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 190.0 to 192.0 km.
Sep 8 00:55: Source data changed from GFZ to BMKG
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 186.0 to 194.0 km.
Sep 8 01:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 194.0 to 200.0 km.
Date & time: Sep 8, 2020 00:45:22 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.86°S / 129.84°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 4.86°N / 50.16°W
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) WNW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) WSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1200 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
6.1183 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
6.1177 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
6.1192 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
5.9174 km197 km SSE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS

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Denpasar, Bali (1666.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ranau, Sabah (1901.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Darwin CBD / not felt
Darwin / not felt
Java / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : too smooth..  
Darwin, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : monitor started shaking a bit and it felt like a huuge truck would pass close by  
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Brief swaying of building - 14 floors up  
Darwin NT / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin (Australia, 848 km S of epicenter) : Sudden Tug & shake (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

  • 04 Mar 2021 09:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    192 km (119.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Feb 2021 17:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    225 km (139.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 16:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    216 km (134.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Feb 2021 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    197 km (122.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Feb 2021 03:08 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    197 km (122.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Dec 2020 05:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Dec 2020 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    211 km (131.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Dec 2020 08:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Nov 2020 14:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    219 km (136.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Nov 2020 11:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    269 km (167.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    195 km (121.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 16:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    165 km (102.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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