Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 79 km northwest of Pulau Nitu Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at 14:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 79 km northwest of Pulau Nitu Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at 14:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 123 km depth

11 Mar 14:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 11 14:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 132.0 to 123.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Mar 2017 14:04:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 123.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.93°S / 130.38°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
300 km (186 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (305 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.1123 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.2107 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 5.2124 km- 168km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 May 2017 07:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Apr 2017 08:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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