Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 45 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at 06:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 45 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at 06:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 124 km depth

21 Jan 06:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jan 21 06:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 119.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.0 to 118.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 120.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.0 to 121.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 121.0 to 120.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.0 to 122.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 122.0 to 124.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Jan 2017 06:30:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 124.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.22°S / 130.38°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
271 km (168 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> 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 5.0124 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.0127 kmBANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.0117 km- 224km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.0119 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

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41468 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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