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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 192 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 1:24 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 192 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 1:24 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 192 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 1:24 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 63 km depth

22 Nov 16:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
22 Nov 16:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 90.0 km (from 50 to 56 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.5 mi) towards NNW.
22 Nov 16:43: Now using data updates from USGS
22 Nov 16:54: Now using data updates from BMKG

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 22, 2022 16:24:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 1:24 am (GMT +9)
Depth63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.54°S / 131.02°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode5.54°N / 48.98°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoManuk (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities192 km (119 mi) W of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
338 km (210 mi) SE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
375 km (233 mi) ESE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
382 km (237 mi) SE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | 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.
5.663 kmIndonesia: Di Laut 190 Km Baratlaut Maluku TenggaraBMKG
5.193 kmIndonesia: BANDA SEAEMSC
5.170 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaRaspberryShake
5.5101 kmIndonesia: Near AmbonRENASS
5.190 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGFZ
5.110 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaIRIS
5.267 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaUSGS
5.681 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGeoAu

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