Historic Earthquakes

Magnitude 7.6 IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA
2002 October 10 10:50:20 UTC

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Eight people killed, at least 632 injured, more than 1,000 houses destroyed or severely damaged and about 900 buildings partially damaged in the Manokwari- Oransbari-Ransiki area. Landslides blocked roads in the area. A surface fault 3 km long occurred at Ransiki. Many houses were flooded by a local tsunami with estimated wave heights of 3 to 5 meters at Oransbari and Ransiki and 1 meter at Manokwari. Liquefaction occurred along the coast at Manokwari, Oransbari and Ransiki and subsidence of approximately 2 to 3 meters observed at Oransbari. Felt (IV) at Biak, Sorong and Timika; (III) at Nabire and Wamena.