Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Jayapura, Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Hollandia, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 422 km west of Hollandia, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:17 am (GMT +9)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 6.0 at 56 km depth

12 Jan 18:28 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 10 minutes.
12 Jan 18:30: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: BMKG
12 Jan 18:35: Magnitude recalculée de 5.5 à 5.6. Profondeur recalculée de 58.0 à 55.0 km (de 36 à 34 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.5 km (1.5 mi) au SSW.
12 Jan 18:45: Magnitude recalculée de 5.6 à 6.0. Profondeur recalculée de 55.0 à 56.0 km (de 34 à 35 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au O.
Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 18:17:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mercredi, 13 janv. 2021 03:17 (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.94°S / 136.94°E (Papua, Indonésie)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km ENE de Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
394 km SE de Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
412 km O de Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
422 km O de Hollandia (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.056 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
5.947 kmIrian Jaya, IndonesiaGFZ
6.120 kmIrian Jaya, Indonesia [Land: Indonesia]INGV
5.949 kmPapua, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.928 km152 Km E of Nabire, IndonesiaUSGS

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 10 Jun 2021 06:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Apr 2021 12:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Mar 2021 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Mar 2021 13:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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