Earthquake Information

September 29, 2010 (17:11:24 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia

As determined by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred Wednesday in the Aru Basin south of Papua New Guinea. Just 33 seconds before the magnitude 7.2 main shock, a magnitude 6.2 foreshock occurred in the same location. The magnitude 7.2 earthquake was sufficiently far from populated areas on land that no reports of damage or deaths have been received.

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