Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 3 August 1978 at 23:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 3 August 1978 at 23:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 3 Aug 1978 23:25:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.167°S / 131.797°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) NE of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WNW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) SSE of Tobi Village (Hatobohei, Palau) (pop: 44) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) NNW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) ESE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) NE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
544 km (338 mi) NW of Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 mi) NE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2850 km (1771 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.133 kmnear the north coast of Papua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia, 3 August 1978 23:25 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 1978 10:12 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 3 August 1978 at 23:25 (GMT)

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