Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 4.7 km northwest of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 3 July 2002 at 13:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jul 2002 13:12:24 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.52°S / 143.602°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) N of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NW of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) NW of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
770 km (478 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||33 km||near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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