Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia


A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.7 struck near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia on October 12, 2012 at 00:31 UTC according to USGS and EMSC. Epicenter was located 103 km (64 miles) N of Dobo, Indonesia and 173 km (107 miles) ENE of Tual, Indonesia at coordinates 4.842°S, 134.085°E. Recorded depth by USGS was 24.7 km (15.3 miles), EMSC reports 10 km depth.

There is no threat of widespread tsunami based on historical tsunami and earthquake data. There are about 5000 people living within 100 km.

Magnitude 6.7
  • Friday, October 12, 2012 at 00:31:30 UTC
  • Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:31:30 AM at epicenter
Location 4.842°S, 134.085°E
Depth 24.7 km (15.3 miles)
Distances 103 km (64 miles) N of Dobo, Indonesia
173 km (107 miles) ENE of Tual, Indonesia
225 km (139 miles) SW of Nabire, Indonesia
439 km (272 miles) S of Manokwari, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
Parameters NST=142, Nph=145, Dmin=295 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000d4u2


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