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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 173 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 173 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 173 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 488 km depth

17 Aug 13:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
17 Aug 13:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 485.0 to 494.0 km (from 301 to 307 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards N.
17 Aug 13:14: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 12:56:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm (GMT +8)
Depth488.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.0096°S / 125.4748°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.01°N / 54.525°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNieuwerkerk (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities173 km (107 mi) N of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (109 mi) N of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) N of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
242 km (150 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
292 km (182 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
407 km (253 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
470 km (292 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
475 km (295 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) NE of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) NNW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
481 km (299 mi) SW of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | 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.
5.5488 kmIndonesia: 170 Km N of Metinaro, Timor LesteUSGS
5.5488 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaRaspberryShake
5.2490 kmIndonesia: Near UjungpandangRENASS
5.6488 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGFZ
5.6498 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
5.6488 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGeoAu

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jimbaran bali / not felt : didn't feel. (reported through our app)  
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