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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, 225 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 00:45 GMT

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 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 8, 2020 00:45:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.86°S / 129.84°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.86°N / 50.16°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoBanda Api (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities198 km (123 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
334 km (207 mi) WNW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (219 mi) WSW of Mas (pop: 320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
231 km (144 mi) SE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
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

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1408 km / 875 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (11)

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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)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 4, 2021 09:37
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.0

192 km
Banda Sea, 227 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 23, 2021 17:57
1 year 41 weeks ago
3.9

225 km
Banda Sea, 187 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 11, 2021 16:36
1 year 43 weeks ago
3.6

216 km
Banda Sea, 244 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 6, 2021 07:36
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.0

197 km
Banda Sea, 215 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 2021 03:08
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.8

197 km
Banda Sea, 208 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 2020 05:43
1 year 49 weeks ago
4.7

183 km
Banda Sea, 231 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 28, 2020 16:10
1 year 49 weeks ago
3.4

211 km
Banda Sea, 176 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 1, 2020 08:42
2 years ago
4.8

13 km
Banda Sea, 288 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 13, 2020 14:16
2 years ago
4.4

219 km
Banda Sea, 266 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2020 11:50
2 years ago
4.2

269 km
Banda Sea, 227 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 2, 2020 06:32
2 years ago
4.7

195 km
Banda Sea, 231 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 27, 2020 16:11
2 years ago
4.0

165 km
Banda Sea, 181 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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