Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 95 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 8:49 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 95 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 8:49 pm (GMT +9)

Séisme modéré magnitude 5.1 at 36 km depth

21 Dec 12:00 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 11 minutes.
21 Dec 22:55: Magnitude recalculée de 4.9 à 5.1. Profondeur recalculée de 33.0 à 36.0 km (de 21 à 22 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au O.
Update Mon, 21 Dec 2020, 12:06
Light 4.9 quake hits near Abepura, Indonesia
4.9 quake 21 Dec 8:49 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 21 Dec 8:49 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the evening on Monday 21 December 2020 at 8:49 pm local time near Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 33 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.
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 95 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jayapura (pop. 134,900) located 106 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Dec 2020 11:49:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 21 déc. 2020 20:49 (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.36°S / 140.24°E (Papua, Indonésie)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km SSO de Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
106 km SSO de Hollandia (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
140 km OSO de Vanimo (Sandaun, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 11,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
236 km O de Aitape (Sandaun, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 5,550) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
302 km ONO de Ambunti (East Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
329 km NNO de Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 11,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
377 km O de Wewak (East Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
411 km NO de Tari (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 8,190) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
489 km NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
522 km ONO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 33,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 21.3°C (70 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
5.136 km- 108 km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaBMKG
4.650 km108 Km SSW of Abepura, IndonesiaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 Feb 2021 14:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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