Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 132 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 at 04:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 132 km southwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 at 04:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 101 km depth

Date & time: 17 Jan 2007 04:28:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 100.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.322°S / 139.834°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) SW of Abepura (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SW of Jayapura (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) WSW of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (263 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) WNW of Wabag (Enga, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (328 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: 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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6.0101 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 18 Jun 2007 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    19.6 km (12.2 mi) depth
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2007 07:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    47.3 km (29.4 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2007 09:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 2007 16:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    52.2 km (32.4 mi) depth
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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