Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 60 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 16:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 60 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 16:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 133 km depth

17 Nov 17:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Nov 17 17:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 128.0 km.
Nov 17 17:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Nov 17 17:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 128.0 to 123.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 123.0 to 127.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.0 to 129.0 km.
Nov 17 17:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 129.0 to 133.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 133.0 to 138.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 139.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 139.0 to 138.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 136.0 km.
Nov 17 17:09: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 136.0 to 134.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 133.0 km.
Date & time: 17 Nov 2016 16:56:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 133.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.33°S / 130.53°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
258 km (160 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (235 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (286 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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 5.5133 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.5125 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.9118 kmBanda Sea. (Reported felt)GeoAu
M 5.5107 km- 199km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 23 Dec 2016 22:15 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 07:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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