Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia
Thu, 6 May 2021, 17:5517:55 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early morning near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia.
4.7 quake 7 May 2:42 am (GMT +9)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Friday 7 May 2021 at 2:42 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Manokwari (pop. 53,200) located 83 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 7 May 2:42 am (GMT +9) local time (6 May 2021 17:42 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.52°S / 134.41°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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