Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 45 km east of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 at 14:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 16 Jan 2002 14:18:11 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.093°S / 142.755°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) E of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WNW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) ESE of Abepura (Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) NW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NW of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
860 km (535 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.9||10 km||near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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