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Strong Quake Strikes N Coast of Papua, Indonesia

Posted by feww on June 26, 2011

Magnitude 6.4 EQ Strikes 172 km N of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia

Three major earthquakes have struck the region within 330km radius of the epicenter since 1914, including the largest two in the last 40 years (8.1Mw on 10 Jan 1979, and 8.2Mw on 17 Feb 1996).

10-degree Map Centered at 0°N,135°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS-EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.4Mw
  • Date-Time:
    • Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 12:16:41 UTC
    • Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 09:16:41 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 2.389°S, 136.648°E
  • Depth: 36.1 km (22.4 miles)
  • Region: NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
  • Distances: 172 km (106 miles) N of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia
    • 331 km (205 miles) ESE of Manokwari, Papua, Indonesia
    • 1,286 km (799 miles) NNE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    • 3,336 km (2072 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
  • Location Uncertainty:
    • horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles);
    • depth +/- 12.2 km (7.6 miles)
  • Source:USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: usc0004gyw

Historic Seismicity [Mag ≥ 7.0 since 1900]


Source: USGS-EHP

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