Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, 55 km east of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 19:18 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 162 km depth
24 Jan 19:28 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2019 19:18:29 UTC
Depth: 162.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.21°S / 130.47°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
261 km (162 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||162 km||BANDA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.5||127 km||- Banda Sea||USGS|
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