Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 58 km northeast of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 April 1994 at 22:22 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 58 km northeast of Nabire, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 April 1994 at 22:22 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre très fort magnitude 6.5 at 29 km depth

Date & time: 13 Apr 1994 22:22:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Profondeur: 28.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.136°S / 135.968°E (Indonésie)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km ENE de Nabire (pop: 43,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
330 km SE de Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
365 km E de Mas (pop: 320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
452 km NE de Tual (pop: 39,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) Plus d'infos
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6.529 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 30 Sep 1994 02:15 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.7 km (45.8 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 16:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    21.3 km (13.2 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 1994 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 1994 18:27 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 1994 20:17 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    25.6 km (15.9 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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