Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - West Papua, 85 km southwest of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 12:38 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - West Papua, 85 km southwest of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 12:38 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 11 km depth

12 Feb 15:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Update Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 15:51
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.4 just reported 85 km southwest of Nabire, Indonesia
4.4 quake 13 Feb 12:38 am (GMT +9)
4.4 quake 13 Feb 12:38 am (GMT +9)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Nabire, Netherlands New Guinea, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Saturday 13 February 2021 at 12:38 am local time, at a shallow depth of 11 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nabire (pop. 43,900) located 85 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Feb 2021 15:38:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 12:38 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.87°S / 134.93°E (West Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SSE of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) SE of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.7°C (66 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from SE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.411 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.411 kmPAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC

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