Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide causing varying degrees of seismic and volcanic activity. In Tembagapura, it’s not unusual to feel small earthquakes and tremors. Earthquaketrack.com has already identified 2 earthquakes today, 3 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 4 earthquakes in the past month, and 131 earthquakes in the past year in Papua (with a magnitude of 1.5 and greater). Earlier this morning, at 6:41am, a M7.0 earthquake rocked Papua. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the interior of the province, below the Irian Jaya Mountain Range.
According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics, the earthquake reached a depth of 49km. It was felt all over the province, including Tembagapura. The earthquake woke the girls from their sleep and rattled the house for a good thirty-seconds. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injury.
All is well in Tembagapura!