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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 24 June 1986

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 24 June 1986
Date & time: Tuesday, 24 June 1986 03:11 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 102.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.448°S / 143.943°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kadovar (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) N of Laiagam (pop: 900)
106 km (66 mi) SE of Wewak (pop: 18,200)
119 km (74 mi) N of Wabag (pop: 4,000)
160 km (99 mi) NW of Mount Hagen (pop: 33,600)
182 km (113 mi) NW of Minj (pop: 0)
192 km (119 mi) N of Mendi (pop: 26,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 24 Jun 03:11 UTCM 7.2 / 102.3 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, 24 Jun 1986 03:11

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 1988 18:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    129.8 km (80.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 1987 13:48 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    24.2 km (15 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1987 22:36 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    84.8 km (52.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 1987 19:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    112 km (69.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1987 17:54 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    91.2 km (56.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near the North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 3 April 1987
  • 04 Jan 1987 08:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jul 1986 21:40 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    122.2 km (75.9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 24 June 1986

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