Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 386 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 10:32 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 386 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 10:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 200 km depth

17 Sep 10:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
17 Sep 10:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 190.0 to 202.0 km (from 118 to 126 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12.2 km (7.6 mi) towards N.
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18 Sep 10:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.6.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2020 10:32:27 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 200.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.94°S / 129.42°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nila (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
319 km (198 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
386 km (240 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
396 km (246 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
404 km (251 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
461 km (286 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
554 km (344 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
704 km (438 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2495 km (1551 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.62 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.5192 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.6199 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.3202 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.6195 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.5183 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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634.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Darwin CBD (633.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sliding closet doors rattled and I could feel my bed swaying.
Darwin (632.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Darwin (10 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Parap.nt.au (630.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nothing felt (reported through our app)
625.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Brinkin, NT, Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Lying on couch, felt sudden horizontal movement under my legs - two specific jolts - and then nothing. Friend sitting with feet on floor in same room (2m away) felt nothing.
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Darwin. Lyons. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very light shaking for approximately 30 seconds.
Darwin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Light shake, noticed ripples in my drink. 3rd floor Darwin apartment.
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Coconut Grove (Australia, 640 km S of epicenter) : Yes, thought that may have been a tremor earlier (before this notification came through). Ever so slight dectection here in Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia (I always check out the surface of water in my drinking water bottle if it's one of those ones you can't be too sure about - it's always a giveaway for slight tremor detections) thanks for the confirmation. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Nakara (Australia, 638 km S of epicenter) : Sitting on the couch, felt it shake for about 10seconds. Tiwi NT (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 386 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 17 September 10:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 15 Nov 2020 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Nov 2020 03:43 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    205 km (127.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 23:58 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    230 km (142.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 19:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    191 km (118.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 00:29 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    240 km (149.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 01:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    251 km (156 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 08:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 386 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 10:32 (GMT)

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