Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 117 km west of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 18 December 1999 at 17:44 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 16 km depth
Date & time: 18 Dec 1999 17:44:55 UTC
Depth: 16.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.425°S / 139.675°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) W of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) W of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) W of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) WNW of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) WNW of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
564 km (350 mi) NW of Wabag (Enga, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
605 km (376 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> 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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|6.2||16 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 Feb 2000 01:27 UTC| M 5.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Jan 2000 10:48 UTC| M 5.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|75 km (47 mi) distance| USGS | Details