Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 88 km northeast of Pulau Kalapu Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 11:51 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 88 km northeast of Pulau Kalapu Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 11:51 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 96 km depth

6 Mar 12:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
Mar 7 00:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 81.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 96.0 km.
Date & time: 6 Mar 2019 11:51:10 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.64°S / 129.37°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
279 km (173 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
524 km (326 mi) NW of Minjilang (West Arnhem Shire, Australia) (pop: 224) --> See nearby quakes!
2492 km (1548 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NE of Pulau Kalapu Island --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) W of Pulau Yamdena Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.796 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 88 km northeast of Pulau Kalapu Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 11:51 (GMT)
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