Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - West Sepik Province, 12 km southeast of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 10 January 2002 at 11:14 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - West Sepik Province, 12 km southeast of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 10 January 2002 at 11:14 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre majeur magnitude 6.7 at 11 km depth

Date & time: 10 Jan 2002 11:14:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Profondeur: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.212°S / 142.427°E (West Sepik Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Kairinu (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km SE de Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
120 km NNO de Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
138 km ESE de Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
138 km ESE de Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
139 km ONO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
204 km ESE de Jayapura (Papua, Indonésie) (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
211 km ESE de Abepura (Papua, Indonésie) (pop: 62,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
354 km NNO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
356 km NO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
871 km NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) Plus d'infos
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MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
6.711 kmnear the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 03 Jul 2002 13:12 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 2002 19:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 2002 06:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2002 05:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 2002 21:47 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2002 19:56 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2002 09:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2002 09:10 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 2002 03:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 2002 07:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2002 14:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2002 19:42 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 2002 14:39 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 2002 14:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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