Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at 02:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 125 km depth

27 Sep 03:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.0 to 125.0 km.
Date & time: 27 Sep 2015 02:56:15 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.34°S / 129.65°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
320 km (199 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
392 km (244 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
437 km (271 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
452 km (281 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
469 km (291 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
559 km (348 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
735 km (457 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400)
2522 km (1567 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.5125 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.5115 km5.5 KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.7113 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

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Moil (577.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
(Australia, 1380 km S of epicenter) : it seemed to go on for many minutes and maintained intensity throughout. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Banda Sea 27 September 02:56 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Nov 2015 16:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Oct 2015 23:12 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    154 km (95.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at 02:56 (GMT)
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