Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Near the North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 August 1931 at 02:11 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Near the North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 August 1931 at 02:11 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 7 Aug 1931 02:11:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.417°S / 142.077°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SW of Aitape (Sandaun Province) (pop: 5,550)
119 km (74 mi) SE of Vanimo (Sandaun Province) (pop: 11,200)
121 km (75 mi) NW of Ambunti (East Sepik Province) (pop: 2,070)
173 km (108 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik Province) (pop: 18,200)
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900)
185 km (115 mi) ESE of Abepura (Kota Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200)
292 km (182 mi) NNW of Tari (Hela Province) (pop: 8,190)
656 km (408 mi) WNW of Lae (Morobe Province) (pop: 76,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.035 kmnear the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Near the North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 August 1931 at 02:11 (GMT)
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Near the North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 August 1931 at 02:11 (GMT)
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