Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 139 km west of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on Saturday, 28 March 2009 at 17:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 93 km depth
Date & time: 28 Mar 2009 17:59:31 UTC
Depth: 93.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.952°S / 139.543°E (Papua, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) W of Vanimo (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) WNW of Ambunti (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NNW of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) E of Nabire (Papua) (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NW of Tari (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,190) --> 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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|6.0||93 km||near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 18 Apr 2009 16:18 UTC| M 4.1 |29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth|39 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Apr 2009 06:46 UTC| M 4.9 |83.5 km (51.9 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details