Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 34 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 December 2018 at 22:22 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 186 km depth
27 Dec 22:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2018 22:22:01 UTC
Depth: 186.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.33°S / 130.29°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (330 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||186 km||BANDA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.2||141 km||- 219km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia||USGS|
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