A strong quake registered by the USGS as M6.1 rocked eastern Papua, Indonesia at 09:42 UTC on Dec 16. The agency is reporting a depth of 61.1 km (37.9 miles).
The epicentre was located 144 km (92 miles) SSW of Abepura (population 62,248), and 159 km (99 miles) SSW of Jayapura (population 134,895), Papua, Indonesia.
There are approximately 220,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 4,000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking, 353,000 light, and 5,495 000 weak.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
Grand Solar Minimum
[Featured Image: USGS]