Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 06:42 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 06:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 109 km depth

13 Dec 06:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Dec 13 08:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.0 to 109.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2015 06:42:11 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.97°S / 130.02°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
337 km (209 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
417 km (259 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
521 km (324 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
613 km (381 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
691 km (430 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
790 km (491 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400)
2562 km (1592 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.4109 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.497 km- 193km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.693 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Banda Sea 13 December 06:42 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 31 Dec 2015 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 06:42 (GMT)
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