Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 148 km west of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 26 October 1926 at 06:11 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 26 Oct 1926 06:11:33 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.795°S / 139.318°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) W of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) W of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) W of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) E of Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||25 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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- 26 Oct 1926 14:16 UTC| M 6.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 96 km west of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 26 October 1926 at 14:16 (GMT)