Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 23:53 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 23:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 168 km depth

29 Nov 23:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Nov 30 00:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 168.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Nov 2017 11:53:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 168.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.89°S / 129.84°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
351 km (218 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
361 km (225 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
400 km (248 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
506 km (314 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
598 km (372 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
687 km (427 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2542 km (1579 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.4168 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.7173 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 5.5160 km- 214km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Darwin (627 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
darwin (620.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt it (reported through our app)
628.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Banda Sea 29 November 23:53 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 23:53 (GMT)
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