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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Abepura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.5794S, 140.3547WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 10:47:52 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.27 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.3547 East, latitude -2.5794 South, depth = 24.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003l1l. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003l1l. Global time and date of event 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 01:47:52 / October 7, 2015 @ 1:47 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jayapura, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.3547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5794° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-07 01:47:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-08 00:40:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 8.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003l1l Id of event.
Event Code 10003l1l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003l1l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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