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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Sunday, 16 December 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Sunday, 16 December 2018

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Sunday, 16 December 2018
16 Dec 09:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 83.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 83.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.06°S / 140.27°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (104 mi) SW of Abepura (pop: 62,200)
177 km (110 mi) SW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900)
191 km (119 mi) SW of Vanimo (pop: 11,200)
3710 km (2305 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 16 Dec 09:42 UTCM 6.0 / 83 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
Sun, 16 Dec 09:42 UTCM 6.1 / 68 kmPAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
Sun, 16 Dec 09:42 UTCM 6.1 / 70.9 kmPapua,IndonesiaGeoAu
Sun, 16 Dec 09:42 UTCM 6.1 / 106 kmJayapura (3 MMI)BMKG
Sun, 16 Dec 09:42 UTCM 6.1 / 61.1 km- 144km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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Heal Province PNG / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sat in my room and the doors on my wardrobe shook for about 30 seconds.
cairns (1550.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : not felt (reported through our app)
Tabubil, PNG (211.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was having dinner in the mess, when I felt that chair started gently swaying left to right for couple of seconds before dying down. There were approx. 100 people in the mess, but all continued as usual without panic.
Magelang / not felt : @Mt
27 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Vanimo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tembagapura / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Porgera (Papua New Guinea, 372 km SE of epicenter) : Small quake in png (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 16 Dec 2018 09h42

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 28 May 2019 16:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 May 2019 06:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 May 2019 07:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 May 2019 22:28 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Mar 2019 20:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Mar 2019 05:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Map of aftershocks

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Sunday, 16 December 2018
 

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