An earthquake shook the Jayapura region in Papua on Thursday, February 9th, 2023, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG). On Friday (10/2/2023), the earthquake was felt in the region seven more times. The head of BMKG, Dwikorita, stated that the earthquake was a shallow earthquake caused by active fault activities. The earthquake caused significant damage to buildings and reportedly led to the deaths of four people. However, it is known not to have the potential to cause a tsunami.
In response to the situation, a state of emergency has been declared, and thousands of people have fled the area. According to Abdul Muhari, the head of the National Disaster Management Agency's Data, Information and Communication Center, the number of earthquake refugees in Jayapura has reached 2,136 people and is spread out over 15 locations.