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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 13 December 2019

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 13 December 2019
13 Dec 12:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 13 December 2019 12:43 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 160.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.31°S / 129.07°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2458 km (1527 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 13 Dec 12:43 UTCM 5.1 / 160 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Fri, 13 Dec 12:43 UTCM 5.0 / 164.3 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

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Philipenes / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I felt it and the floor started to crumble beneath my feet I got really scared because I was only 12 years of age and it was in the philippenes
Bali / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
7436 mallard line dover center ON N0P 1L0 CANADA / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 13 Dec 2019 12:43

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 Jan 2020 09:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    191 km (118.7 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 13 December 2019

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