Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 35 km northwest of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 9 October 1980 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 35 km northwest of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 9 October 1980 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 41 km depth

Date & time: 9 Oct 1980 15:14:07 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.932°S / 142.105°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) NW of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) NNW of Ambunti (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Abepura (Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) WNW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) NW of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
917 km (570 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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4.841 kmnear the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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