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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Aru Sea, 176 km southwest of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 at 2:46 am (GMT +9) -

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Aru Sea, 176 km southwest of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 at 2:46 am (GMT +9) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Aru Sea, 176 km southwest of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 at 2:46 am (GMT +9)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

10 Nov 17:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
10 Nov 17:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
10 Nov 18:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 10.0 km (from 8.7 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (2 mi) towards NE.
10 Nov 18:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km (from 6.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 10, 2021 17:46:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 11, 2021 at 2:46 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.29°S / 134.22°E (Aru Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.29°N / 45.78°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities176 km (109 mi) SW of Nabire (pop: 43,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) ESE of Mas (pop: 320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
221 km (137 mi) NE of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
382 km (237 mi) S of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
502 km (312 mi) SE of Sorong (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.013 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
6.05 kmNEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
6.020 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
5.710 kmIndonesia: Near AmbonRENASS
6.010 km181 Km SW of Nabire, IndonesiaUSGS
5.910 kmPapua Region, IndonesiaGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1537 km / 955 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Port Moresby, New Guinea: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Timika (294.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I was on the fourth floor sleeping and it woke me. I felt it for 1o seconds or so. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Tembagapura, Mimika. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 5, 2022 04:15
30 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Aru Sea, 193 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 20, 2022 13:59
32 weeks ago
3.7

12 km
Aru Sea, 150 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Apr 20, 2022 12:00
32 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Aru Sea, 185 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Apr 20, 2022 10:48
32 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
Aru Sea, 152 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Apr 17, 2022 15:45
33 weeks ago
3.6

72 km
Aru Sea, 181 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 19, 2022 08:03
37 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Aru Sea, 193 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 19, 2022 18:52
41 weeks ago
4.3

13 km
Aru Sea, 194 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 1, 2022 20:47
43 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
Aru Sea, 185 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2022 17:57
46 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Aru Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2022 04:54
46 weeks ago
4.4

12 km
Aru Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2022 07:19
47 weeks ago
3.3

12 km
Aru Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 4, 2022 13:27
47 weeks ago
3.5

17 km
Aru Sea, IndonesiaMore
Dec 8, 2021 21:07
51 weeks ago
3.7

14 km
Aru Sea, 181 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 28, 2021 23:34
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
West Papua, 136 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2021 08:57
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Aru Sea, 195 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2021 07:08
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
Aru Sea, 198 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 11, 2021 18:47
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Aru Sea, 153 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 20:23
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.4

63 km
Aru Sea, 153 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 18:21
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.7

53 km
Aru Sea, 147 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 18:15
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.8

65 km
Aru Sea, 147 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 18:05
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.2

97 km
Aru Sea, 144 km SW of Nabire, Papua, IndonesiaMore

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