Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 40 km east of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 17 December 2018 at 18:48 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Indonesia | Maluku | West Papua | Jakarta
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
17 Dec 18:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.41°S / 129.27°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) E of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) W of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) WNW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2505 km (1556 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Seram Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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 4.9||10 km||SERAM, INDONESIA||EMSC|
|M 5.2||km||Seram, Indonesia||GeoAu|
|M 4.7||10 km||Seram, Indonesia||GFZ|
|M 4.8||42 km||- 58km ESE of Amahai, Indonesia||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.