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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia on Tuesday, 22 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake: Banda Sea, Indonesia, 17 Sep 2020 10:32, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Banda Sea, Indonesia on Tuesday, 22 September 2020
22 Sep 01:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
22 Sep 01:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
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25 Sep 02:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 01:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Diepte: 251.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.91°S / 129.51°E (Indonesia)
Dichtstbijzijnde vulkaan: Nila (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2505 km (1557 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 7 km/h (4 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [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.
TijdMag. / DiepteLocatieBron
Tue, 22 Sep 01:19 UTCM 5.1 / 251 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
Tue, 22 Sep 01:19 UTCM 4.9 / 177 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
Tue, 22 Sep 01:19 UTCM 5.0 / 190 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
Tue, 22 Sep 01:19 UTCM 5.0 / 175.5 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
Tue, 22 Sep 01:19 UTCM 5.0 / 172.4 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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626.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting on a chair downstairs when I felt a very slight rocking. If I had not have been sitting I would not have felt the quake; the shaking was very slight.
Darwin (641.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Boko , Assam , India / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I was asleep then suddenly the home shaked very hard and formed sound like someone very large felt in it.....I was scarred we all woke up suddenly with our scary experience and the EARTHQUAKE was stoped.....but it was really the strongest and baddest one....
Darwin / Weak shaking (MMI III)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia on Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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