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18 Jan 2020 | 11:24 AM UTC

Indonesia: 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Jayapura January 19

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes west of Jayapura (Papua province) January 19; no tsunami warning immediately issued



The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.0-magnitude earthquake around 141 km (87 mi) west of Jayapura (Papua province) on Sunday, January 19. The quake struck around 01:38 (local time) at a depth of 33 km (20 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties, and no tsunami warning has been issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

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 the 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.