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Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Indonesia

Sat, 14 May 2022, 02:43
02:43 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.1 quake 14 May 11:25 am (GMT +9)
5.1 quake 14 May 11:25 am (GMT +9)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Indonesia near Jayapura, Papua, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 11:25 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 66.1 km. 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.9, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2.

Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Abepura (pop. 62,200) located 111 km from the epicenter, and Jayapura (pop. 134,900) 123 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: May 14, 2022 11:25 am (GMT +9) local time (14 May 2022 02:25 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 66.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.14°S / 139.8°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Primary data source: USGS

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