Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 November 2004 at 09:48 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 November 2004 at 09:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 27 Nov 2004 09:48:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.619°S / 135.432°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) SW of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
281 km (175 mi) SW of Biak (Papua) (pop: 4,540)
342 km (213 mi) SE of Manokwari (Papua Barat) (pop: 53,200)
372 km (231 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
555 km (345 mi) SE of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
589 km (366 mi) SW of Abepura (Kota Jayapura, Papua) (pop: 62,200)
599 km (372 mi) SW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900)
3181 km (1976 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.810 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Papua, Indonesia, 27 November 09:48 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 05 Dec 2004 01:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 2004 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2004 23:17 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2004 05:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2004 07:36 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    23.1 km (14.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Sunday, 28 November 2004 at 07:36 (GMT)
  • 28 Nov 2004 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 November 2004 at 09:48 (GMT)
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