Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 375 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 June 2019 at 20:10 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 375 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 June 2019 at 20:10 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 129 km depth

14 Jun 20:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 125.0 to 129.0 km.
Jun 14 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.6.
Date & time: 14 Jun 2019 08:10:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.87°S / 130.77°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Manuk (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
221 km (137 mi) W of Tual (pop: 39,500)
348 km (216 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
375 km (233 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
558 km (347 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
594 km (369 mi) WSW of Nabire (pop: 43,900)
666 km (414 mi) SSW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200)
831 km (516 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
2646 km (1644 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.6129 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.7116 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.7120 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.7123 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.6104 km225km W of Tual, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (26)

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Darwin Australia (733.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was on he middle of the night and the bed shaked
Darwin / not felt
Palmerston, Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up and was quite a shake.
Palmerston / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke up and could feel bed and room vibrating for approx 10 seconds. Room is on second floor of building.
Palmerston / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the bed shaking and cupboard doors were rattling for about 20 seconds
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up to hear the windows rattling and the bed shaking. The dogs were alert and alarmed. The shaking lasted for a minute or two, by which time I was thoroughly awake! It seemed to be most intense at the start and then died down to a very gentle shaking.
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
733.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up
Winnellie (730 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Rapid Creek (719.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Moderate shaking of bed woke me up
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin (772.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mild to moderate shaking of the bed, cupboard doors and things sliding on the dressing table
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Palmerston / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin northern territory Australia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting in our loungeroom it shook sideways for a few seconds
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Laying in bed and felt a slight shaking at 0544
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin, Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
732 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
darwin NT (750.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woke me up, window shaking ,
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin CBD (732.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up, mirror doors shaking
Darwin Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
731.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 375 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 14 June 20:10 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 13 Jul 2019 08:37 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    141 km (87.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Jul 2019 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Jul 2019 02:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jul 2019 19:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jul 2019 01:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    130 km (80.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 375 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 June 2019 at 20:10 (GMT)

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