Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on 19 Apr 5:18 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on 19 Apr 5:18 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 164 km depth

18 Apr 20:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
18 Apr 20:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 177.0 to 175.0 km (from 110 to 109 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards SE.
19 Apr 05:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 175.0 to 174.0 km (from 109 to 108 mi).
19 Apr 05:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 174.0 to 164.0 km (from 108 to 102 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 18 Apr 2021 20:18:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Apr 5:18 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 164.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.4°S / 129.5°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.8164 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
4.8144 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaUSGS
5.210 kmNear Ambon, IndonesiaRENASS
4.8152 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Siliguri / not felt
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