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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off Papua, Indonesia

Posted by feww on June 16, 2010

UPDATE @ 08:40UTC

At last a half dozen aftershocks have followed the mainshock including a 6.5Mw, as of posting.

Up to a dozen people have been killed or injured, with more than 500 buildings damaged/destroyed near the epicenter, according to local reports.

Fire-Earth Forecast:  A major quake measuring 8.5Mw or larger, with more significant aftershocks could strike the area.

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Powerful Quake Measuring Up To 7.5Mw Strikes Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

The powerful shock was preceded by a foreshock measuring at least 6.4Mw.

Tsunami Status

There’s no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami in the Pacific Region, the Pacific Tsunami Center/NOAA/NWS said.

However, the earthquake and its aftershock may have generated destructive  tsunamis along the local coasts within a 100-km radius of the epicenter, the report said.

10-degree Map Centered at 0°N,135°E


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by Fire-earth.

Details of Mainshock

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
Time: 2010-06-16 03:16:29.0 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Epicenter: 136.51°E 2.09°S
Depth: 5 km
Status: automatic

Distances (USGS/EHP)

  • 185 km (115 miles) N (5°) from Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 299 km (186 miles) ESE (118°) from Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 473 km (294 miles) W (275°) from Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 1,077 km (669 miles) SSE (168°) from KOROR, Palau

Details of Foreshock

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
Time: 2010-06-16 03:06:04.4 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Epicenter: 136.61°E 2.29°S
Depth: 5 km
Status: automatic

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