Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 140 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 April 2004 at 07:37 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 140 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 April 2004 at 07:37 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 11 Apr 2004 07:37:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.729°S / 140.081°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 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!
179 km (111 mi) SW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) WSW of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) W of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) WNW of Ialibu (Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 6,920) --> 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.220 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Aug 2004 05:40 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    6.9 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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