Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 56 km northeast of Pulau Nutorutomorya Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 7 May 1929 at 16:35 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 7 May 1929 16:35:22 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.574°S / 136.052°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) NE of Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) SE of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) ENE of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NE of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||25 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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