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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 381 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 23:40 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 381 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 23:40 GMT Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 381 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 23:40 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 60 km depth

15 Jan 23:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Jan 16 00:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 47.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 60.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 15, 2019 23:40:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.02°S / 129°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.02°N / 51°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTeon (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities277 km (172 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
324 km (201 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
341 km (212 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
355 km (221 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
423 km (263 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
436 km (271 mi) ENE of Gleno (Timor-Leste) (pop: 8,130) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
443 km (275 mi) ENE of Ainaro (Timor-Leste) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.910 kmBanda SeaGFZ
5.239 kmBanda SeaGeoAu
4.947 km- 267km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS


Seismic station: Kappang, Sulawesi, Indonesia (KAPI/II network) | Distance from quake: 1047 km / 650 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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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

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