Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 80 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 80 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 258 km depth

24 Sep 11:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 247.0 to 252.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 252.0 to 258.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Sep 2016 11:27:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 258.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.69°S / 128.95°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
296 km (184 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2443 km (1518 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Pulau Terbang Utara Island --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) NE of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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 5.2258 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.0254 km- 298km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.2249 kmBanda Sea. (Reported felt)GeoAu
M 5.1256 km BANDA SEAEMSC

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Banda Sea, 80 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, 24 September 2016 11:27 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 80 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)
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