Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 75 km northeast of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 August 2000 at 10:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 12 Aug 2000 10:26:15 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.072°S / 136.112°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SE of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) E of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) W of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||33 km||Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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