Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Friday, 4 January 2019 at 06:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea on Friday, 4 January 2019 at 06:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 130 km depth

4 Jan 06:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 128.0 to 130.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Jan 2019 06:22:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.61°S / 130.4°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
282 km (175 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
399 km (248 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
407 km (253 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
575 km (357 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
644 km (400 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
667 km (415 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
671 km (417 mi) WSW of Nabire (pop: 43,900)
2604 km (1618 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4130 kmBanda SeaGFZ
M 5.6126 km BANDA SEAEMSC
M 5.6129 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
M 5.6118 km- Banda SeaUSGS
M 5.7118 kmSaumlaki (3 MMI)BMKG

User reports for this quake (11)

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407.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
643.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt : There was a crack sound and my dog began to bark a lot. . Did not exactly feel a vibration as was on ground floor cement floors. . No idea what made the crack sound.. (reported through our app)
Darwin nt / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (644.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt light shaking on 24th floor of apartment.
Darwin (677.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin NT Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (666.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Darwin (Australia, 652 km S of epicenter) : Felt in Darwin Australia (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Banda Sea 4 January 06:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 26 Jan 2019 17:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea on Friday, 4 January 2019 at 06:22 (GMT)
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