Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 275 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 12 June 2017 at 15:46 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 275 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 12 June 2017 at 15:46 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Jun 15:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jun 12 15:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Jun 12 15:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Date & time: 12 Jun 2017 15:46:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.6°S / 129.77°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
268 km (167 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) W of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) NE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) NE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> 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

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.
M 5.110 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.220 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 5.034 km- 253km SSE of Saparua, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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katherine northern teritory / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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