Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 December 2004 at 23:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 December 2004 at 23:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 1 Dec 2004 11:17:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.665°S / 135.528°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) S of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900)
352 km (218 mi) SSE of Manokwari (West Papua) (pop: 53,200)
377 km (234 mi) NE of Tual (Maluku) (pop: 39,500)
566 km (352 mi) ESE of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
579 km (360 mi) WSW of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200)
590 km (367 mi) WSW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900)
735 km (456 mi) E of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
3191 km (1983 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.610 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Papua, Indonesia, 1 December 23:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 05 Dec 2004 01:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 2004 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 December 2004 at 23:17 (GMT)
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