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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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Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Sep 20, 1935 01:46
87 years ago
7.8

30 km
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Jan 10, 1971 07:17
51 years ago
7.7

30 km
10km / 6mi132 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 1916 08:20
106 years ago
7.7

35 km
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Oct 26, 1926 03:44
96 years ago
7.6

35 km
67km / 42mi163 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
May 28, 1968 13:27
54 years ago
7.5

45 km
59km / 37mi145 km W of Abepura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jul 29, 1917 21:52
105 years ago
7.4

35 km
206km / 128mi116 km S of Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 2, 1947 05:39
75 years ago
7.3

15 km
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Sep 19, 1950 20:29
72 years ago
7.2

30 km
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Oct 29, 1976 02:51
46 years ago
7.1

33 km
153km / 95mi54 km N of Papua Island, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 1976 19:18
46 years ago
7.1

33 km
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Apr 6, 2013 04:42
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7.0

68 km
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Jul 17, 1998 08:49
24 years ago
7.0

10 km
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6.9

39 km
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Nov 10, 1930 13:44
92 years ago
6.9

30 km
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Feb 19, 1921 18:14
101 years ago
6.9

25 km
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Oct 25, 1987 16:54
35 years ago
6.8

33 km
184km / 114miPapua, 68 km N of Pulau Kalong Island, IndonesiaMore
Apr 20, 1986 07:03
36 years ago
6.8

33 km
100km / 62mi35 km SW of Pulau Podena Island, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jul 29, 1998 18:00
24 years ago
6.7

33 km
112km / 69mi203 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 1986 19:31
36 years ago
6.7

29 km
143km / 89mi57 km NE of Pulau Kalong Island, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 1981 15:11
41 years ago
6.7

33 km
171km / 106mi97 km NW of Papua Island, IndonesiaMore
Jun 27, 1987 00:17
35 years ago
6.6

21 km
211km / 131miPapua, 44 km E of Pulau Morris Island, IndonesiaMore
Dec 25, 1975 23:22
46 years ago
6.6

115 km
270km / 168mi186 km W of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Jan 10, 1971 10:45
51 years ago
6.6

30 km
16km / 10mi131 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
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69 years ago
6.6

25 km
196km / 122mi95 km S of Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua New GuineaMore
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82 years ago
6.6

35 km
124km / 77mi32 km SW of Pulau Yamna Island, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 1940 11:19
82 years ago
6.6

35 km
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96 years ago
6.6

25 km
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Oct 10, 1921 02:06
101 years ago
6.6

35 km
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Dec 19, 1995 23:28
26 years ago
6.5

63 km
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Oct 31, 1992 14:34
30 years ago
6.5

5.7 km
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Jul 12, 1939 22:58
83 years ago
6.5

20 km
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Sep 16, 1923 16:34
99 years ago
6.5

35 km
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May 16, 1999 15:25
23 years ago
6.4

59 km
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Jan 25, 1991 17:40
31 years ago
6.4

33 km
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Sep 4, 1954 03:28
68 years ago
6.4

48 km
53km / 33mi176 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
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88 years ago
6.4

35 km
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6.3

18 km
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Oct 17, 2002 17:52
20 years ago
6.3

33 km
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25 years ago
6.3

33 km
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Jan 25, 1991 17:38
31 years ago
6.3

22 km
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Aug 1, 1989 00:18
33 years ago
6.3

14 km
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Nov 6, 1963 02:13
59 years ago
6.3

25 km
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69 years ago
6.3

28 km
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6.2

20 km
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Apr 11, 2004 07:37
18 years ago
6.2

20 km
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Dec 18, 1999 17:44
22 years ago
6.2

16 km
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Mar 1, 1993 01:39
29 years ago
6.2

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6.2

30 km
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6.1

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6.1

109 km
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6.1

20 km
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6.1

29 km
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6.1

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6.1

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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Oct 15, 2009 12:11
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6.0

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6.0

93 km
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Jan 17, 2007 04:28
15 years ago
6.0

101 km
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Oct 19, 2002 00:43
20 years ago
6.0

33 km
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47 years ago
6.0

33 km
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Dec 7, 1972 11:41
49 years ago
6.0

25 km
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Jan 7, 1972 06:25
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6.0

30 km
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Jan 10, 1971 22:14
51 years ago
6.0

30 km
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Jan 10, 1971 16:07
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6.0

30 km
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Jan 10, 1971 14:29
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6.0

30 km
22km / 14mi139 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
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6.0

35 km
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Nov 16, 2010 01:39
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5.9

13 km
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May 30, 2006 03:28
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5.9

12 km
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Aug 8, 2005 08:33
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5.9

10 km
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Feb 3, 2004 23:09
18 years ago
5.9

46 km
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Jun 29, 1996 04:46
26 years ago
5.9

33 km
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Jan 4, 1987 13:22
35 years ago
5.9

32 km
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Dec 27, 1981 10:30
40 years ago
5.9

33 km
114km / 71mi32 km E of Pulau Anus Island, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 1981 17:04
41 years ago
5.9

33 km
143km / 89mi47 km S of Pulau Pulusawar Island, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 1976 19:32
46 years ago
5.9

33 km
126km / 78mi82 km N of Papua Island, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 1972 01:43
49 years ago
5.9

25 km
84km / 52mi186 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 14, 1971 18:07
51 years ago
5.9

30 km
14km / 9mi122 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 1971 10:22
51 years ago
5.9

30 km
26km / 16mi141 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 1971 14:57
51 years ago
5.9

30 km
35km / 22mi125 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 1971 19:34
51 years ago
5.9

30 km
23km / 14mi140 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jun 12, 1970 08:06
52 years ago
5.9

45 km
78km / 49mi182 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
May 20, 1964 06:01
58 years ago
5.9

63 km
76km / 47mi75 km SW of Pulau Anus Island, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Mar 20, 1963 16:38
59 years ago
5.9

35 km
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Mar 26, 2020 21:36
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5.8

47 km
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5.8

10 km
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Sep 24, 2016 11:04
6 years ago
5.8

10 km
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Dec 24, 2006 17:39
15 years ago
5.8

29 km
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Aug 4, 2005 09:26
17 years ago
5.8

40 km
71km / 44mi139 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jul 16, 2000 11:38
22 years ago
5.8

33 km
153km / 95mi150 km NW of Papua Island, IndonesiaMore
Mar 26, 1998 23:36
24 years ago
5.8

10 km
90km / 56mi80 km S of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jun 29, 1996 14:08
26 years ago
5.8

33 km
70km / 44mi164 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Dec 15, 1994 23:56
27 years ago
5.8

114 km
14km / 9mi127 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Aug 23, 1988 19:53
34 years ago
5.8

54 km
120km / 75mi199 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jun 11, 1986 02:59
36 years ago
5.8

33 km
130km / 81miPulau Yamna, 167 km W of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Dec 20, 1985 03:49
36 years ago
5.8

44 km
80km / 50mi132 km S of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
Jan 25, 1983 06:08
39 years ago
5.8

18 km
67km / 42mi132 km SW of Jayapura, Papua, IndonesiaMore
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