Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 140 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 20:51 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 140 km south of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 20:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 84 km depth

6 Sep 21:06 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 14 minutes.

Sep 6 21:10: Source data changed from GeoAu to BMKG
Sep 6 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 101.0 to 98.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 98.0 to 101.0 km.
9 Sep 21:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 101.0 to 102.0 km (from 63 to 63 mi).
11 Sep 06:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 102.0 to 84.8 km (from 63 to 53 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17.5 km (10.9 mi) towards SW.
12 Sep 09:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.8 to 84.0 km (from 53 to 52 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.7 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 6 Sep 2020 20:51:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 84.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.714°S / 140.281°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) WSW of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (310 mi) WNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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.
5.284 km130 km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.073 km130 km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS
5.090 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
5.1102 kmPapua, IndonesiaBMKG

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 08 Sep 2020 19:19 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Sep 2020 19:19 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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