A 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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