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24 Jun 2019 | 02:19 AM UTC

Indonesia: Four earthquakes hit north Papua province June 24

Indonesia News Alert

Four earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.1, 5.0, 5.3, and 4.7 hit northern Papua province on June 24; further aftershocks and associated infrastructure damage possible in coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jayapura). COUNTRY/REGION Mamberamo Raya regency

Event

A 6.1.-magnitude earthquake hit northern Papua province's Mamberamo Raya regency on the morning (local time) of Monday, June 24, followed shortly by three aftershocks of magnitudes 5.0, 5.3, and 4.7. The first tremor occurred at 10:05 at a depth of 22 km (13.6 mi) with aftershocks hitting at 10:22, 10:28, and 10:45 at depths of 10 km (6.2 mi). No tsunami warnings were issued; there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, though the earthquakes did occur in a remote region of the province. Further aftershocks are likely in the coming hours; associated damages to infrastructure are possible.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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