Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 35 km east of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 24 January 1981 at 06:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 24 Jan 1981 06:07:11 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.224°S / 142.655°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) ESE of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) N of Ambunti (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Abepura (Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
855 km (531 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||33 km||near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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