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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia on Thursday, 5 September 2019
Sep 5 23:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.9 to 59.5 km.
Depth: 59.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.923°S / 138.813°E
Nearest volcano: Kairinu
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012
joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more
Date & time: Thursday, 5 September 2019 20:43 UTC
Data for the same earthquake reported by other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Thu, 5 Sep 2019|
|Thu, 5 Sep 20:43 UTC||M 5.1 / 40 km||Irian Jaya, Indonesia||BMKG|
"I felt it" reports
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