A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7558 East, latitude -2.6557 South, depth = 26.23 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.23 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 22:06:31 / October 5, 2015 @ 10:06 pm. Unique identifier: us10003nlc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nlc. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:06:31 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km SSE of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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