Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 96 km northeast of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Monday, 27 April 1998 at 18:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 53 km depth
Date & time: 27 Apr 1998 18:40:38 UTC
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.995°S / 136.282°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) SE of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) E of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) W of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||53 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 15 Sep 1998 08:32 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|52 km (32 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 May 1998 02:07 UTC| M 3.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|68 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details