6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Papua, Indonesia

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Papua, Indonesia at 17:56:19 UTC on March 20, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 46.02 km (28.60 miles) S of Kiveh, 153 km (95 miles) SSW of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia (3.830°S, 140.220°E). The depth of epicenter was at 66.9 km (41.6 miles).

This was 173 km (107 miles) SW of Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG, 1407 km (874 miles) NE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia and 3711 km (2305 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia.

There are no nuclear facilities or airports nearby, and there is no volcano within the 100 km radius.

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:56:19 UTC
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 02:56:19 AM at epicenter
Location 3.830°S, 140.220°E
Depth 66.9 km (41.6 miles)
Region PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances 153 km (95 miles) SSW of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
173 km (107 miles) SW of Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG
1407 km (874 miles) NE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
3711 km (2305 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 8.8 km (5.5 miles)
Parameters NST=180, Nph=180, Dmin=818.2 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0008m6b

 

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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