Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Papua, 128 km southwest of Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 3:42 am (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Papua, 128 km southwest of Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 3:42 am (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jan 18:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
24 Jan 18:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
24 Jan 19:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
27 Jan 18:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Update Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 18:57
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia
5.2 quake 25 Jan 3:42 am (GMT +9)
5.2 quake 25 Jan 3:42 am (GMT +9)
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, was reported only 15 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 25 January 2021 at 3:42 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Manokwari (pop. 53,200) located 128 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 18:42:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 3:42 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.85°S / 133.48°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNE of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NW of Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) N of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
808 km (502 mi) W of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 21.4°C (71 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
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.
M 5.210 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.810 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.046 km132 Km SSW of Manokwari, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.142 kmPapua Region, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 11 Feb 2021 08:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Jan 2021 12:31 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 11:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 07:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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