Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 22:02 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 22:02 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 189 km depth

18 Oct 22:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Oct 18 22:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 215.0 to 199.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 199.0 to 204.0 km.
Oct 19 08:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 204.0 to 189.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Oct 2019 10:02:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 189.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.25°S / 129.17°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
277 km (172 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
329 km (204 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000)
410 km (255 mi) SSE of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
435 km (270 mi) WSW of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
436 km (271 mi) S of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
514 km (319 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara) (pop: 35,800)
2468 km (1534 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.8189 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.4175 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 4.8180 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.8166 km258km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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