Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 62 km southeast of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 23 September 2016 at 05:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 62 km southeast of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 23 September 2016 at 05:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 130 km depth

23 Sep 05:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Sep 23 05:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.0 to 132.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 122.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 122.0 to 127.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.0 to 129.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 129.0 to 132.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 131.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 130.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Sep 2016 05:09:27 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.56°S / 130.48°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
272 km (169 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (274 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0130 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.1131 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.1115 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 5.1131 km- 190km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kuta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 Nov 2016 01:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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