Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 130 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 March 2019 at 05:32 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 130 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 March 2019 at 05:32 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Mar 05:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Mar 2019 05:32:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.58°S / 140.19°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) SSW of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WSW of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (297 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) WNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) 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
5.210 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaBMKG
5.110 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
5.240 kmPAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
5.332 kmPapua, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.210 km160km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Mamit,kab Tokikara (199 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 May 2019 08:50 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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