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Magnitude 5.0 - NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
2004 June 18 13:22:41 UTC

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

A moderate earthquake occurred at 13:22:41 (UTC) on Friday, June 18, 2004. The magnitude 5.0 event has been located in NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 31 km (19 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time Friday, June 18, 2004 at 13:22:41 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Friday, June 18, 2004 at 10:22:41 PM
= local time at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 1.860S, 138.747E
Depth 31.3 km (19.4 miles)
Region NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances
230 km (140 miles) WNW of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
295 km (185 miles) WNW of Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG
1455 km (910 miles) NE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
3585 km (2220 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles); depth +/- 17.2 km (10.7 miles)
Parameters Nst= 65, Nph= 65, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 76,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=R
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usjwau

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