Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 316 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 01:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 316 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 01:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 211 km depth

13 Apr 01:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
Apr 13 01:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 236.0 to 211.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Apr 2019 01:18:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 211.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.3°S / 129.32°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
316 km (196 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
2485 km (1544 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) W of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) WNW of Pulau Yamdena Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
M 5.0211 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 4.7212 km295km SSE of Saparua, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Banda Sea, 316 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 13 April 2019 01:18 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 316 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 01:18 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.