Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 4 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 19:35 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 4 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 19:35 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 141 km depth

27 May 19:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 111.0 to 126.0 km.
May 28 06:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 126.0 to 141.0 km.
Date & time: 27 May 2020 07:35:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 141.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.24°S / 130.73°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) E of Waru
234 km (145 mi) WSW of Tual (Karasu İlçesi) (pop: 39,500)
380 km (236 mi) SSE of Amahai (Greve Kommune) (pop: 47,700)
400 km (248 mi) SE of Ambon City (Primorskiy Rayon) (pop: 355,600)
599 km (372 mi) S of Sorong (Sānghar) (pop: 125,500)
618 km (384 mi) WSW of Nabire (Cajazeiras) (pop: 43,900)
703 km (437 mi) SSW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200)
2641 km (1641 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) [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.
M 4.6141 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.8128 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.0139 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 4.8139 km202km NNW of Saumlaki, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.9128 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 4 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 19:35 (GMT)
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