Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 393 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 26 Oct 9:42 am (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 393 km southeast of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 26 Oct 9:42 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 179 km depth

26 Oct 00:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Oct 2020 12:42:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 26 Oct 9:42 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 179.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.62°S / 130.18°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Wotai
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Wakarlawen
305 km (190 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
391 km (243 mi) SSE of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
393 km (244 mi) SE of Ambon (pop: 355,600)
552 km (343 mi) ENE of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
650 km (404 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2579 km (1603 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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 4.7179 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.6157 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.6157 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.6134 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.6134 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS

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