A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 08:50:47 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005c1y. Event ids that are associated: us10005c1y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 23:50:47 / April 27, 2016 @ 11:50 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9168 East, latitude -3.179 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jayapura, Abepura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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