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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 273 km south of Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 273 km south of Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 273 km south of Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 05:27 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
16 Mar 05:31: Now using data updates from GFZ
16 Mar 05:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 10.4 km (6.5 mi) towards NNE.
16 Mar 05:41: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 05:22:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.6°S / 113.3077°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode10.6°N / 66.692°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities258 km (160 mi) S of Kencong (pop: 43,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
265 km (165 mi) SSW of Genteng (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
273 km (170 mi) S of Jember (pop: 298,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (171 mi) S of Lumajang (pop: 123,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (179 mi) SSW of Banyuwangi (pop: 108,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
301 km (187 mi) SW of Denpasar (pop: 834,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
378 km (235 mi) S of Surabaya (pop: 2,374,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
862 km (536 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
313 km (195 mi) SW of Bali Island (pop: 4,225,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
501 km (311 mi) SE of Java Island (pop: 141,370,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 km256 Km S of Kencong, IndonesiaUSGS
5.210 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
5.019 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGFZ
5.210 kmSouth Of Java, IndonesiaIRIS
5.310 kmIndonesia: Near MalangRENASS
5.19.3 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (9)

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Legian, Bali (295.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : Мы находились в номере гостиницы на третьем этаже. Я лежала на кровати и почуствовала вибрацию, муж сидел на стуле и тоже чувствовал вибрацию.  
tabanan (296.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : a light shake felt on second floor of house | One user found this interesting.  
Sewon, Yogyakarta (444.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Canggu (294.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sidoarjo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Hanya terasa ada getaran halus, sekejap saja. (reported through our app)  
Yogyakarta / not felt (reported through our app)
Legian / not felt : Am I the only one didn't feel it ? (reported through our app)  
Ubud, bali / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : feeling like the bed is shaking  
Seminyak / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Single wobble of the building  


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 26, 2023 21:46
1 day 12 hours ago

10 km
Indian Ocean, 286 km S of Genteng, East Java, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 2023 14:11
4 days ago

10 km
Indian Ocean, 285 km S of Genteng, East Java, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 2023 12:16
4 days ago

10 km
Indian Ocean, 296 km S of Jember, East Java, IndonesiaMore

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