Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 141 km south of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at 17:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 141 km south of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at 17:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 66 km depth

Date & time: 20 Mar 2012 17:56:18 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.812°S / 140.266°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) SSW of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) WSW of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (307 mi) WNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands, 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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6.166 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 06 Sep 2012 12:07 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Sep 2012 07:45 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Sep 2012 07:32 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Sep 2012 06:46 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 2012 09:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 May 2012 16:19 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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