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Magnitude 5.6 NEAR NORTH COAST OF IRIAN JAYA
2004 January 16 15:42:24 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

World Location

Regional Location

Magnitude 5.6
Date-Time Friday, January 16, 2004 at 15:42:24 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time
Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 12:42:24 AM local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 0.43S 132.01E
Depth 33.0 kilometers
Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF IRIAN JAYA
Reference 90 km (55 miles) ENE of Sorong, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
235 km (145 miles) WNW of Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
1335 km (830 miles) N of Darwin, Australia
2880 km (1780 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Quality Error estimate: horizontal +/- 10.4 km; depth fixed by location program
Location Quality
Parameters
Nst=34, Nph=34, Dmin=1946.8 km, Rmss=0.69 sec, Erho=10.4 km, Erzz=0 km, Gp=92.3 degrees
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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