Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, 37 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 24 December 2018 at 22:45 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 154 km depth
24 Dec 22:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Dec 2018 22:45:08 UTC
Depth: 154.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.28°S / 130.32°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
279 km (173 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (289 mi) NE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||154 km||BANDA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.4||139 km||- 219km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia||USGS|
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