Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 19 km east of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 10 January 2002 at 14:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 10 Jan 2002 14:39:31 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.127°S / 142.521°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) ESE of Abepura (Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NW of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
872 km (542 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.2||10 km||near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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