Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 246 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 07:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 246 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 07:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 101 km depth

20 Dec 07:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 80.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 100.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 101.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2016 07:14:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 101.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.41°S / 130.67°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
246 km (153 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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 5.0101 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.2102 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.084 km- 188km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.178 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Palmerston Australia (674.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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