Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
 
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 January 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 January 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 January 2020
18 Jan 16:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 49.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 January 2020 16:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.79°S / 139.41°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (85 mi) W of Abepura (pop: 62,200)
148 km (92 mi) SW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900)
3630 km (2256 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]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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
Sat, 18 Jan 16:38 UTCM 6.0 / 49 kmNear North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)GFZ
Sat, 18 Jan 16:38 UTCM 6.1 / 60 kmNear N Coast Of Papua, IndonesiaEMSC
Sat, 18 Jan 16:38 UTCM 6.0 / 53.2 kmNear North Coast of Papua, IndonesiaGeoAu
Sat, 18 Jan 16:38 UTCM 6.1 / 53 kmNear North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)BMKG
Sat, 18 Jan 16:38 UTCM 6.0 / 33.6 km141km W of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own experience report!
Sentani (121.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
124.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
irian jaya / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it was very strong. my ipad fell and smashed, our house roof fell onto the car
Waena Kota Jayapura (138.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Sentani, Papua, Indonesia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : This quake was several seconds long. It seemed to subside slightly and then continued to move. It felt more like a board being shifted back and forth than areal shaking. My ceiling fan made clear creaking noises.i believe the quake woke me.
Sentani (119.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken from a dead sleep, shaking very disturbing and noticeable, ran outside
122.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shake side to side, 2~3 seconds (reported through our app)
124.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken. Bed shaking. (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia), 18 Jan 2020 16h38

Show info about this
List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (55 quakes):
  • 10 Jul 2020 17:39 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Jul 2020 05:28 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Jul 2020 08:58 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Jul 2020 00:53 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jun 2020 15:10 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Jun 2020 11:28 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Jun 2020 13:54 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Jun 2020 15:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 May 2020 00:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 May 2020 22:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 May 2020 19:25 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 May 2020 03:34 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 May 2020 00:31 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 May 2020 05:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Apr 2020 19:36 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Apr 2020 07:35 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near North Coast of Irian Jaya (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 January 2020
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!


Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: