Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 77 km southeast of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 18:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 77 km southeast of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 18:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 80 km depth

13 Feb 18:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Feb 13 18:29: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 100.0 km.
Feb 13 18:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 87.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 80.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Feb 2020 18:17:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.59°S / 130.62°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
259 km (161 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) SE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.280 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
4.71 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
4.9104 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.182 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.279 km163km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 12 Apr 2020 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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