Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Struck Seram, Indonesia

- Time: 2024-05-05 at 18:33:10 UTC
            2024-05-06 at 03:33:10 Jayapura
- Location: -3.31° LAT, 130.97° LON
- Magnitude: Mww6.2
- Depth: 12 km
- Focal mechanism: Thrust Fault
- Provider: USGS


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Seram, Indonesia.

The earthquake occurred within an area associated with INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert), according to Quantectum’s automatic alert field estimation. It was forecasted in the last weekly earthquake forecast for Indonesia, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea on April 29, available here.


Picture 2: Picture showing the increased seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

According to Quantectum’s Macroseismic Intensity map, the earthquake reached level VI macroseismic intensity, associated with VERY STRONG shaking and POTENTIAL slight damage to the infrastructure. The most potentially exposed city was Fakfak (pop. 19k).


Picture 3: Macroseismic intensity map for the magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Seram, Indonesia.

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.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

 

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