Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 2488 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at 10:55 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 2488 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at 10:55 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 197 km depth

6 Aug 10:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Aug 6 10:59: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 219.0 to 208.0 km.
Aug 6 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 208.0 to 211.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 211.0 to 206.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 206.0 to 188.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 188.0 to 192.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 192.0 to 190.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 190.0 to 193.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 193.0 to 196.0 km.
Aug 6 11:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 196.0 to 197.0 km.
Aug 6 16:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.4.
Date & time: 6 Aug 2016 10:55:57 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 197.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.98°S / 129.35°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
311 km (193 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
2488 km (1546 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) ENE of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Pulau Terbang Utara Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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 5.4197 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.4187 km- 250km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.7185 kmBanda Sea. (Reported felt)GeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Banda Sea, 2488 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, 6 August 2016 10:55 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 2488 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at 10:55 (GMT)
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