Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 67 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 67 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 155 km depth

22 Mar 08:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 22 08:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 164.0 to 155.0 km.
Date & time: 22 Mar 2017 08:02:27 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 155.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.89°S / 129.86°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
349 km (217 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
2544 km (1581 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 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 5.0155 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 4.9148 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.0119 kmBanda Sea. (Reported felt)GeoAu
M 5.1141 km- 215km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bali / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Banda Sea, 67 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, 22 March 2017 08:02 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 67 km south of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)
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