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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ceram Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ceram Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 9 km depth

19 Jan 14:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
19 Jan 14:39: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 47.0 km (from 33 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
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19 Jan 16:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.8 to 9.3 km (from 12.3 to 5.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.9 km (1.2 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: Jan 19, 2022 14:29:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 9.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.5158°S / 130.8974°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 3.516°N / 49.103°W
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
200 km (124 mi) W of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) E of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) E of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) E of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.39.3 km220 Km E of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS
5.39.3 kmSeram, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
5.410 kmIndonesia: Near ManadoRENASS
5.544 kmSeram, IndonesiaGFZ
5.434 kmSeram, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Feb 14, 2022 21:10
13 weeks ago

10 km
Ceram Sea, 278 km S of Sorong, West Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 20, 2022 21:49
16 weeks ago

10 km
Ceram Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 2022 15:35
17 weeks ago

10 km
Ceram Sea, IndonesiaMore

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