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

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

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 8 September 2020
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: Tuesday, 8 September 2020 00:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.86°S / 129.84°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
2550 km (1584 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 6.1 / 200 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 6.1 / 183 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 6.1 / 200 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 6.1 / 177.3 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 6.1 / 191.8 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 5.9 / 174.1 km197 km SSE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS
Tue, 8 Sep 00:45 UTCM 5.9 / 174.1 km197 Km SSE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS

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1666.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 8 Sep 2020 00h45

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 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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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 8 September 2020

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