Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 398 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 18:00 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 398 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 18:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 148 km depth

11 Dec 18:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 11 18:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 142.0 to 148.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2019 06:00:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 148.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.7°S / 130.14°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
312 km (194 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
397 km (247 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
398 km (247 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
544 km (338 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
637 km (396 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
659 km (410 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2575 km (1600 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0148 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.2151 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.3144 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.2137 km202km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Saumlaki, Indonesia. / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : It was so scary the entire room was shaking an then the room collapsed
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 398 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 11 December 18:00 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Feb 2020 08:54 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Dec 2019 12:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    136.7 km (84.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 398 km southeast of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 18:00 (GMT)
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