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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:25 am (GMT +9) -

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:25 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:25 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 66 km depth

14 May 02:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
14 May 02:41: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 14 May 2022, 02:42
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 123 km southwest of Jayapura, Indonesia
5.1 quake 14 May 11:25 am (GMT +9)
5.1 quake 14 May 11:25 am (GMT +9)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Indonesia near Jayapura, Papua, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 11:25 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 66.1 km. 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 4.9. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.9, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Abepura (pop. 62,200) located 111 km from the epicenter, and Jayapura (pop. 134,900) 123 km away.
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Earthquake data

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Date & time: May 14, 2022 02:25:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:25 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 66.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.1444°S / 139.7989°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Antipode: 3.144°N / 40.201°W
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) SW of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) WSW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 32.2°C (90 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.166 km110 Km WSW of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS
5.182 kmPAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
5.166 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
5.085 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
5.110 kmIndonesia: Near JayapuraRENASS
5.168 kmPapua, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake) (so far, frequently updated)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 17, 2022 10:41
2 hours and 37 minutes ago
3.2

28 km
114 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore

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