Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 226 km east of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 August 1955 at 17:34 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 41 km depth
Date & time: 21 Aug 1955 17:34:07 UTC
Depth: 41.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.945°S / 137.493°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) W of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) W of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) W of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) ESE of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) NW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||41 km||Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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