Great mag. 8.1 earthquake - Biak Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 February 1996 at 05:59 (GMT)

Great mag. 8.1 earthquake  - Biak Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 February 1996 at 05:59 (GMT)

Great magnitude 8.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 17 Feb 1996 05:59:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 8.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.891°S / 136.952°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NE of Biak (Papua) (pop: 4,540)
318 km (198 mi) NE of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
321 km (200 mi) E of Manokwari (Papua Barat) (pop: 53,200)
451 km (280 mi) NW of Abepura (Kota Jayapura, Papua) (pop: 62,200)
457 km (284 mi) NW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900)
633 km (393 mi) E of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
704 km (437 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
3393 km (2108 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1016 joules (24757 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1331.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 8.133 kmBiak region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 8.1 quake Biak Region, Indonesia, 17 February 05:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (79 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 1999 02:27 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    405 km (252 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1999 07:46 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    76.2 km (47.3 mi) depth
    |
    346 km (215 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1999 23:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    388 km (241 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1999 11:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 1998 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1998 13:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    329 km (204 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1998 05:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40.4 km (25.1 mi) depth
    |
    357 km (222 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1998 14:30 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    313 km (194 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 1998 04:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    300 km (187 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1998 19:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    292 km (182 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1998 18:08 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    284 km (176 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1998 18:00 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    295 km (183 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 29 July 1998 at 18:00 (GMT)
  • 27 Apr 1998 18:40 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    246 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 27 April 1998 at 18:40 (GMT)
  • 26 Mar 1998 23:36 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    483 km (300 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1998 20:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    15.5 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    484 km (301 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1998 05:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    359 km (223 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Great mag. 8.1 earthquake - Biak Region, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 February 1996 at 05:59 (GMT)
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