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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 435 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 21:48 GMT

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 435 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 21:48 GMT Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 435 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 21:48 GMT

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 105 km depth

12 Jan 21:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 12, 2019 21:48:43 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.7
Depth105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.37°S / 129.23°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.37°N / 50.77°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTeon (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities277 km (172 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
299 km (186 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
329 km (205 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
345 km (214 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
376 km (234 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
435 km (270 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.7105 kmBanda SeaGFZ
5.0123 km KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAEMSC
5.0127 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
5.0128 km- 238km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kappang, Sulawesi, Indonesia (KAPI/II network) | Distance from quake: 1080 km / 671 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kappang, Sulawesi, Indonesia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Nowshera kpk Pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : A violent shaking. We just gone out from home suddenly. Thanks God nothing dangerous.  
Nowshera kpk Pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was very strong shake. Just one vibration. We all get out from home suddenly  

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