Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 75 km southeast of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 December 1961 at 07:10 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 75 km southeast of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 December 1961 at 07:10 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre très fort magnitude 6.0 at 15 km depth

Date & time: 14 Dec 1961 07:10:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.201°S / 140.923°E (Papua, Indonésie)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km SSE de Abepura (Papua) (pop: 62,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
78 km SSE de Jayapura (Papua) (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
159 km O de Aitape (Sandaun, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 5,550) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
239 km ONO de Ambunti (East Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
303 km O de Wewak (East Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
327 km N de Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 11,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
374 km NO de Tari (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 8,190) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
446 km NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
471 km NO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 33,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
483 km NO de Ialibu (Southern Highlands, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 6,920) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) Plus d'infos
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6.015 kmPapua, IndonesiaUSGS
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