Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 4:24 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 4:24 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 173 km depth

9 Feb 07:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
9 Feb 07:35: Now using data updates from BMKG
9 Feb 23:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 174.0 to 173.0 km (from 108 to 107 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 9 Feb 2021 07:24:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 4:24 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 173.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.5°S / 130.01°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
318 km (198 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) NE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SSE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.3173 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
5.2172 kmBANDA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
5.2179 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
5.2166 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS
5.2166 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 2021 23:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    170 km (105.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 31 Mar 2021 15:54 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    175 km (108.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Mar 2021 20:44 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    182 km (113.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Mar 2021 21:56 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    161 km (100 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Mar 2021 06:47 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Mar 2021 20:59 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    129 km (80.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Mar 2021 11:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    199 km (123.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Mar 2021 06:13 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    187 km (116.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    178 km (110.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Feb 2021 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Feb 2021 12:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    184 km (114.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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