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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 8 February 1987

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 8 February 1987
Date & time: Sunday, 8 February 1987 18:33 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 54.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.088°S / 147.689°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) NW of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
105 km (65 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
170 km (105 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
176 km (109 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 8 Feb 18:33 UTCM 7.4 / 54.9 kmEastern New Guinea Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, 8 Feb 1987 18:33

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (450 quakes):
  • 08 Feb 1989 03:01 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    57.6 km (35.8 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1989 18:53 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    210 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 1989 20:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    182.3 km (113.3 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1989 16:03 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    67.3 km (41.8 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1989 06:31 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1989 22:14 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    61.5 km (38.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1989 04:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1989 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1989 00:46 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    59.8 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 1989 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    116.2 km (72.2 mi) depth
    |
    270 km (168 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 1989 01:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    228 km (141.7 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 1989 07:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    72.1 km (44.8 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (90 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 1989 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    59.7 km (37.1 mi) depth
    |
    232 km (144 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1989 13:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 1989 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 1989 20:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    93.4 km (58 mi) depth
    |
    297 km (184 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 8 February 1987
 

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