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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia on Thursday, 24 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:53 (GMT)
24 Sep 15:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Sep 24 16:03: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 19.0 km.
Date & time: 2015-09-24 03:53:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.6°S / 131.27°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) N of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2782 km (1728 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2015-09-24 15:53:29 UTCM 6.6 / 19 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
2015-09-24 15:53:29 UTCM 6.7 / 11 km6.7 NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
2015-09-24 15:53:32 UTCM 6.9 / 45 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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Yelm, wa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I hear high pitch ringing in ears
Sorong (Indonesia, 35 km S of epicenter) : Takut (reported through EMSC)
Sorong (Indonesia, 35 km S of epicenter) : Strong earthquake made everyone panic. Hundreds of homes damaged. I think I can felt VI MMI (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia, 2015-09-24 15:53 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 14 Nov 2015 17:34 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Sep 2015 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Sep 2015 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:53 (GMT)

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