Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 189 km west of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 7 December 1972 at 11:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 7 Dec 1972 11:41:26 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.989°S / 139.08°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (111 mi) WSW of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WSW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) W of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) E of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||25 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 Apr 1973 02:06 UTC| M 5.2 |48 km (29.8 mi) depth|56 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Mar 1973 15:27 UTC| M 5.3 |50 km (31.1 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details