Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 38 km southwest of Pulau Kurudu Island, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 August 1957 at 02:29 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 9 Aug 1957 02:29:24 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.025°S / 136.728°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
202 km (125 mi) NE of Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) ESE of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) W of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) W of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) ENE of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (370 mi) NE of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||15 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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