Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Struck in Papua, Indonesia

- Time: 2024-03-01 at 07:06:39 UTC
             2024-03-01 at 16:06:39 Jayapura
- Location: -4.77° LAT, 139.55° LON
- Magnitude: mb5.3
- Depth: 35 km
- Provider: USGS, USGS_Quakes

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.3 earthquake in Papua, Indonesia.

The earthquake occurred on one of the D-waves we highlighted on February 27, 2024, as shown in the image below and here.

D-waves (D stands for Dangerous) are potentially dangerous tectonic waves due to the elevated seismic activity along these waves, including major seismic event and their contribution to the elevation of tectonic tractions (shear- and dynamic traction) in multiple regions worldwide.

Picture 2: Regions exposed to higher earthquake-triggering based on the D-wave, posted on February 27, 2024.

The earthquake also occurred in an area where we announced INCREASED and HIGH seismic hazard exposure (yellow and orange alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, on February 26, 2024, available here.

Picture 3: The latest earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, posted on February 26, 2024.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

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