Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 78 km northwest of Pulau Wayangan Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 07:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 78 km northwest of Pulau Wayangan Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 07:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 89 km depth

12 Aug 07:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Aug 12 07:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 89.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2017 07:22:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.24°S / 131.13°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
192 km (119 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> 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

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M 5.089 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.260 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.168 km- 194km WSW of Tual, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Mandurah / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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