Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 441 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 19 January 2020 at 01:13 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 441 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 19 January 2020 at 01:13 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 30 km depth

19 Jan 01:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 21 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Jan 2020 01:13:58 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.37°S / 129.68°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
321 km (200 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
376 km (234 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000)
391 km (243 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
441 km (274 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
456 km (283 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
471 km (293 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
561 km (349 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
2525 km (1569 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.630 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

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