Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 21 km south of Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 at 07:39 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 21 km south of Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 at 07:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 19 Feb 2002 07:39:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.873°S / 141.33°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) S of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) NW of Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WNW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) N of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
976 km (607 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (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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4.833 kmnear the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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