Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 56 km depth

12 Jan 18:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
12 Jan 18:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
12 Jan 18:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 55.0 km (from 36 to 34 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSW.
12 Jan 18:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 56.0 km (from 34 to 35 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 18:17:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.94°S / 136.94°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (103 mi) ENE of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) SE of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) W of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) W of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
3356 km (2085 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.056 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.960 kmPAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.947 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
M 6.120 kmIrian Jaya, Indonesia [Land: Indonesia]INGV
M 5.949 kmPapua, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.928 km152 Km E of Nabire, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

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