Weak mag. 3.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, 133 km southwest of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:14 am (GMT +9) -
Weak magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 69 km depth
16 May 20:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
|Date & time||May 16, 2022 20:14:41 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:14 am (GMT +9)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||6.2°S / 131.7°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)|
|Antipode||6.2°N / 48.3°W|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)|
|Nearest volcano||Manuk (173 km / 107 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||133 km (82 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Few Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from ESE|
|Estimated seismic energy released||3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|3.8||69 km||KEP. TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIA||EMSC|
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