Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 421 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 20:26 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 421 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 20:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 154 km depth

12 Sep 20:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
12 Sep 20:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 159.0 km (from 86 to 99 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14.5 km (9 mi) towards N.
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13 Sep 10:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 to 154.0 km (from 92 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Sep 12, 2020 20:26:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 154.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.47°S / 128.47°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.47°N / 51.53°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
200 km (124 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (164 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) ENE of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) ENE of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
5.4154 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.2141 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaEMSC
5.3159 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.3132 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.2141 km209 Km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (Indonesia)USGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Rapid Creek, Darwin, Northern Territory (606.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin, waterfront / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Was asleep, woke up and felt it, even heard objects clattering | One user found this interesting.  
Darwin, waterfront / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Was asleep, woke up and felt it, even heard objects clattering  
Dili (Timor Leste, 340 km SW of epicenter) : Felt very slight in Dili (reported through EMSC)  
Darwin (Australia, 629 km SE of epicenter) : Darwin Australia (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

  • 08 Nov 2020 05:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    189 km (117.4 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 03:44 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    262 km (162.8 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 21:34 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    193 km (119.9 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 10:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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