Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 at 04:43 (GMT) - information

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 73 km east of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on 16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9)

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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 73 km east of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on 16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 73 km east of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on 16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 19 km depth

16 Jun 04:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
16 Jun 04:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
16 Jun 04:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0. Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards SSE.
16 Jun 05:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 19.0 km (from 6.2 to 11.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 04:54
Significant magnitude 6.1 earthquake 71 km east of Amahai, Indonesia
6.1 quake 16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9)
6.1 quake 16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 6.1 quake in Indonesia near Amahai, Maluku, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 1:43 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.9. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 71 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 16, 2021 04:43:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter16 Jun 1:43 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.42°S / 129.57°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode3.42°N / 50.43°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoBanda Api (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities73 km (45 mi) E of Amahai (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (211 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
348 km (216 mi) W of Mas (pop: 320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) NW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) E of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
6.019 kmSeram, IndonesiaBMKG
5.910 kmSeram, IndonesiaGFZ
5.810 kmSERAM, INDONESIAEMSC
5.810 kmIndonesia: Near ManadoRENASS
5.97.9 km72 Km ESE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS
6.120 kmSeram, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
5.922 kmSeram, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Mataram-Lombok, ID.17.Lombok (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara (1595.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
near Ranau, Sabah (1782.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Dresden / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Durban Nanda / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Yes i feel it  
Durban / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Whangarei / not felt
Ambon city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Bali (1699.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (70 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 5, 2021 05:59
31 weeks ago
2.5

14 km
102 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 5, 2021 05:19
31 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 21, 2021 19:04
33 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
70 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 21, 2021 19:04
33 weeks ago
2.5

35 km
52 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 5, 2021 21:04
35 weeks ago
2.8

35 km
51 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 5, 2021 03:16
35 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
53 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 24, 2021 18:03
37 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Banda Sea, 57 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 21, 2021 15:38
37 weeks ago
2.4

21 km
29 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 21, 2021 11:44
37 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
80 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 19, 2021 11:23
37 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
80 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 13, 2021 00:34
38 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
52 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 17:18
39 weeks ago
2.5

12 km
87 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 15:15
39 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
120 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 04:48
39 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
123 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 04:44
39 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
Banda Sea, 120 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 04:35
39 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
122 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 04:27
39 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
Banda Sea, 130 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2021 01:55
39 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
124 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2021 14:28
39 weeks ago
5.3

20 km
Banda Sea, 84 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2021 01:45
39 weeks ago
3.3

20 km
101 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 16, 2021 14:40
42 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
193 km NE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 14, 2021 20:47
42 weeks ago
2.0

23 km
71 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 9, 2021 21:37
43 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
56 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 28, 2021 04:38
45 weeks ago
2.4

11 km
51 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 25, 2021 22:04
45 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 25, 2021 05:05
45 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Banda Sea, 61 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 24, 2021 02:39
45 weeks ago
2.5

12 km
Banda Sea, 100 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 2021 05:30
46 weeks ago
3.4

17 km
67 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 16, 2021 19:21
46 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
Banda Sea, 45 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 4, 2021 10:50
48 weeks ago
2.4

10 km
69 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 26, 2021 16:19
49 weeks ago
2.9

75 km
Banda Sea, 79 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 24, 2021 05:48
50 weeks ago
2.7

22 km
39 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 23, 2021 21:25
50 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Banda Sea, 61 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 19, 2021 02:54
50 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
56 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 15, 2021 20:56
51 weeks ago
2.0

10 km
63 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 9, 2021 00:20
52 weeks ago
2.8

14 km
90 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 28, 2021 15:59
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
65 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 27, 2021 05:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Banda Sea, 35 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 2021 14:05
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
66 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 2021 13:44
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
64 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 2021 03:29
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Banda Sea, 61 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 24, 2021 09:20
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
63 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 20, 2021 16:30
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.3

11 km
78 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 19, 2021 07:34
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
Banda Sea, 76 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 19, 2021 07:27
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.5

13 km
Banda Sea, 72 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 18, 2021 13:09
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
Banda Sea, 73 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 18, 2021 11:03
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.4

22 km
74 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 18, 2021 10:57
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.8

19 km
72 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 18, 2021 03:22
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
66 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2021 19:13
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
63 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2021 18:38
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Banda Sea, 64 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2021 17:51
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
61 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2021 15:38
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.7

10 km
65 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2021 10:02
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
61 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 22:10
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
65 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 07:30
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.6

10 km
74 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 07:10
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
67 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 06:31
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
65 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 06:16
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
64 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 06:05
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.0

10 km
65 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:43
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
79 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:40
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
66 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:39
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
Banda Sea, 69 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:21
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.7

10 km
95 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:18
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.5

12 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:15
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:13
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
67 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:09
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:07
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.7

13 km
68 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 16, 2021 05:06
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.1

10 km
69 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
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