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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 November 2019

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 November 2019
23 Nov 11:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Nov 23 11:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 144.0 km.
Nov 24 11:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: Saturday, 23 November 2019 11:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 144.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.49°S / 128.82°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2431 km (1510 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 23 Nov 11:40 UTCM 5.2 / 144 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sat, 23 Nov 11:39 UTCM 5.3 / 137 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaEMSC
Sat, 23 Nov 11:39 UTCM 5.4 / 129 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sat, 23 Nov 11:39 UTCM 5.3 / 129 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
2019-11-23 20:39:59 +09:00 (23 Nov 11:39:59 UTC)M 5.3 / 131.3 km289km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (11)

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Leanyer. Darwin (642.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in a lounge chair it was vibrating
Palmerston nt / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak shake
Nightcliff / Light shaking (MMI IV)
LEANYER (300.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin Larrakeyah / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Darwin, Nt (673.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
596 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
596 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
595.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Darwin (Australia, 612 km SE of epicenter) : Felt at Palmerston northern territory Australia (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 605 km SE of epicenter) : Felt in Darwin. A little shake (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 23 Nov 2019 11:40

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 12 Jan 2020 23:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Dec 2019 12:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 00:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    217 km (134.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 November 2019

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