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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 September 2020
12 Sep 20:33 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
12 Sep 20:34: Magnitude recalculée de 5.4 à 5.3. Profondeur recalculée de 138.0 à 159.0 km (de 86 à 99 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 14.5 km (9 mi) au N.
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13 Sep 10:40: Magnitude recalculée de 5.3 à 5.4. Profondeur recalculée de 148.0 à 154.0 km (de 92 à 96 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au O.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 154.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.47°S / 128.47°E (Indonésie)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
199 km NE de Lospalos (pop: 17,200)
2392 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 12 Sep 20:26 UTCM 5.4 / 154 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sat, 12 Sep 20:26 UTCM 5.2 / 141 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaEMSC
Sat, 12 Sep 20:26 UTCM 5.3 / 159 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sat, 12 Sep 20:26 UTCM 5.3 / 131.5 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
Sat, 12 Sep 20:26 UTCM 5.2 / 140.8 km209 Km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (Indonesia)USGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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606.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darwin, waterfront / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Was asleep, woke up and felt it, even heard objects clattering | One user found this interesting.
Darwin, waterfront / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Was asleep, woke up and felt it, even heard objects clattering
Dili (Timor Leste, 340 km SW of epicenter) : Felt very slight in Dili (reported through EMSC)
Darwin (Australia, 629 km SE of epicenter) : Darwin Australia (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 12 Sep 2020 20:26

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 17 Oct 2020 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 10:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 12 September 2020

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