Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 60 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 18 April 1995 at 03:49 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 60 km northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 18 April 1995 at 03:49 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 18 Apr 1995 03:49:37 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.061°S / 140.457°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) NNW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NW of Vanimo (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) WNW of Aitape (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NW of Ambunti (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) WNW of Wewak (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) NNW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) NW of Wabag (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
595 km (369 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 33,600) --> 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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6.120 kmnear the north coast of Papua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 May 1995 10:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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