Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 259 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 January 2019 at 20:18 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 166 km depth
12 Jan 20:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Jan 2019 20:18:43 UTC
Depth: 166.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.7°S / 130.67°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
259 km (161 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||166 km||BANDA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.5||105 km||- 176km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia||USGS|
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