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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 275 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:15 pm (GMT +9) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.9 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, Jan 10, 2023 3:17 am (GMT +9:30), which had occurred 10 weeks earlier.
Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 275 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:15 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 275 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:15 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 135 km depth

18 Mar 07:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 14:15:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:15 pm (GMT +9)
Depth134.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.3408°S / 129.1932°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.341°N / 50.807°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTeon (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities275 km (171 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
297 km (184 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.2135 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaUSGS
4.2135 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Darwin High School (AUDHS/S1 network) | Distance from quake: 595 km / 370 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Darwin High School: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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