Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, 178 km east of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, 178 km east of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 105 km depth

24 Apr 08:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 5 minutes.
24 Apr 09:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 96.0 km (from 57 to 60 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards NE.
24 Apr 09:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 96.0 to 105.0 km (from 60 to 65 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards SSE.
24 Apr 09:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Update Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 09:03
Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 124 km southeast of Amahai, Indonesia
5.0 quake 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9)
5.0 quake 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the afternoon on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 5:50 pm local time near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 96 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 124 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 24, 2021 08:50:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.19°S / 129.71°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 4.19°N / 50.29°W
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
129 km (80 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) WSW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) WNW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) SSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) ESE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SE
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.
4.8105 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
4.6106 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
4.8109 kmBANDA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
4.8108 km131 Km SSE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS
5.010 kmNear Manado, IndonesiaRENASS
5.0107 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

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