Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 344 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 14:58 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 344 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 14:58 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 172 km depth

16 Mar 15:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Mar 16 15:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 213.0 to 189.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 189.0 to 167.0 km.
Mar 17 10:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 167.0 to 172.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Mar 2019 14:58:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 172.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.11°S / 130.02°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
344 km (214 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2562 km (1592 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) WNW of Pulau Yamdena Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.0172 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.7213 kmKep. Tanimbar Region, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.5114 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 4.8112 km184km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Banda Sea, 344 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, 16 March 2019 14:58 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 May 2019 15:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 344 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 14:58 (GMT)
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