Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Aru Sea, 89 km southeast of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 6:44 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Aru Sea, 89 km southeast of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 6:44 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Aru Sea, 89 km southeast of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 6:44 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Aug 21:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
5 Aug 22:14: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 5 Aug 2022, 22:18
Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Tual, Maluku, Indonesia
4.5 quake 6 Aug 6:44 am (GMT +9)
4.5 quake 6 Aug 6:44 am (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, was reported 34 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at 6:44 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tual (pop. 39,500) located 89 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 5, 2022 21:44:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 6:44 am (GMT +9)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.1611°S / 133.3485°E (Aru Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode6.161°N / 46.652°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities89 km (55 mi) SE of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.510 kmAru Islands Region, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
4.52 km88 Km SE of Tual, IndonesiaEMSC
4.510 kmAru Islands Region, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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