Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 24 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 06:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 24 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 06:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 150 km depth

1 Mar 07:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 1 07:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 159.0 to 150.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Mar 2017 06:59:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.51°S / 130.05°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
315 km (195 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (309 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
2565 km (1594 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) S of Seram Island --> 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 5.2150 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.5146 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.5146 kmBanda Sea. (Reported felt)GeoAu
M 5.5131 km- 229km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
new york / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Banda Sea, 24 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, 1 March 2017 06:59 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, 24 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 06:59 (GMT)
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