Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 388 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 20:24 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 388 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 20:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 166 km depth

20 Feb 20:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 157.0 to 166.0 km.
Feb 21 12:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Date & time: 20 Feb 2020 08:24:29 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 166.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.88°S / 129.61°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SE of Wotai
75 km (46 mi) N of Sirgurusi
374 km (233 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Ambon (pop: 355,600)
401 km (249 mi) S of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
576 km (358 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
692 km (430 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2516 km (1564 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4166 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.4172 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.5162 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.5181 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.4163 km229km NW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

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Kununurra (993.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight shaking
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake 388 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, 20 February 20:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Mar 2020 06:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    208 km (129.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 388 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 20:24 (GMT)
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