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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 May 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 6 May 2020 13:53, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 May 2020
23 May 00:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 23 00:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 137.0 to 142.0 km.
May 23 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 142.0 to 137.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 137.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.2°S / 129.11°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2462 km (1530 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 23 May 00:13 UTCM 5.4 / 137 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sat, 23 May 00:13 UTCM 5.3 / 149 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaEMSC
Sat, 23 May 00:13 UTCM 5.4 / 156 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sat, 23 May 00:13 UTCM 5.4 / 131.5 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
2020-05-23 09:13:36 +09:00 (23 May 00:13:36 UTC)M 5.3 / 112 km258km WNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Darwin N.T (615.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Live on the 7th floor in Darwin City. Building shock for a few seconds only. Enough to rock the tv etc.. No known damage
633.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
614.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
615.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Darwin 0800 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Top floor apartment, TV was shaking back and forth. Lasted about 10 secs, followed by super minor shakes of about 15secs
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Australia, 599 km S of epicenter) : Not very strong and didn't last long. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 23 May 2020

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