Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 209km W of Abepura, Indonesia, on Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05 (Asia/Jayapura)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake 239km E of Enarotali, Indonesia, Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:42 (Asia/Jayapura), which had occurred 11 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 209km W of Abepura, Indonesia, on Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05 (Asia/Jayapura)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 45 km depth

17 Apr 05:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Apr 2013 05:05:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05 (Asia/Jayapura)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 44.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.7753°S / 138.7015°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
215 km (134 mi) W of Abepura (pop: 62,200)
226 km (140 mi) W of Jayapura (pop: 134,900)
289 km (180 mi) W of Vanimo (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200)
361 km (225 mi) E of Nabire (pop: 43,900)
470 km (292 mi) NW of Kiunga (North Fly, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500)
558 km (347 mi) ESE of Manokwari (pop: 53,200)
732 km (455 mi) ENE of Tual (pop: 39,500)
3552 km (2207 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 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.
M 5.645 km209km W of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.539 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.545 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGeoAu

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