Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 53 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 14:52 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 53 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 14:52 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 191 km depth

17 Mar 14:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Mar 2017 14:52:56 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 191.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.71°S / 129.74°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
354 km (220 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
2531 km (1573 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) WNW of Pulau Yamdena Island --> 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 5.0191 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.1187 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.1190 km- 238km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.3181 kmBanda SeaGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Banda Sea, 53 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, 17 March 2017 14:52 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 53 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 14:52 (GMT)
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