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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 369 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:50 GMT

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 369 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:50 GMT Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 369 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:50 GMT

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 206 km depth

20 Feb 07:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Feb 20 07:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 273.0 to 206.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 20, 2019 06:50:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth206.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.86°S / 129.19°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode6.86°N / 50.81°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTeon (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities304 km (189 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
368 km (229 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
382 km (238 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
393 km (244 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
395 km (246 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
417 km (259 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
441 km (274 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
450 km (280 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.6206 kmBANDA SEA (Indonesia)EMSC
4.6206 km263km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS


Seismic station: Kappang, Sulawesi, Indonesia (KAPI/II network) | Distance from quake: 1064 km / 661 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Yingwin, Sagaing Region (4918.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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