2004 Nabire earthquake

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2004 Nabire earthquake
2004 Nabire earthquake is located in Papua
2004 Nabire earthquake
UTC time 2004-11-26 02:25:03
ISC event 7441772
Local date 2004-11-26 (2004-11-26)
Local time
Magnitude 7.1 Mw [1]
Depth 24 km (15 mi) [1]
Epicenter 3°41′S 135°25′E / 3.68°S 135.41°E / -3.68; 135.41Coordinates: 3°41′S 135°25′E / 3.68°S 135.41°E / -3.68; 135.41 [1]
Type Strike-slip [2]
Areas affected West Papua
Total damage $55 million [2]
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [3]
Casualties 32 dead [2]
130–213 injured [2]

The 2004 Nabire earthquake occurred on November 26 in Papua, Indonesia. The strike-slip event had a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Total deaths for the event amounted to 32, and the total number of injured (as reported by various agencies) was 130–213.


Dozens of buildings collapsed and nearly two hundred homes, businesses, and a church were lost. Some infrastructure was damaged, including three bridges and a government telecommunications building.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c ISC (2016), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2012), Version 3.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b c d USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
  4. ^ Associated Press (November 26, 2004). "Earthquake Strikes Indonesian Island". Daily Chronicle.

External links

  • Report on the Nabire Earthquake on 26 November 2004 – Asia Disaster Reduction Center
  • M7.1 - Papua, IndonesiaUnited States Geological Survey
  • The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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