Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 45 km southeast of Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 28 May 2002 at 06:08 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 28 May 2002 06:08:56 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.025°S / 141.522°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NW of Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) WNW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NNW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
950 km (590 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.9||33 km||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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