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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Abepura in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.179S, 140.9168WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km SSE of Abepura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9168° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.179° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SSE 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 2016-04-27 23:50:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 00:08:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 6.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10005c1y Id of event.
Event Code 10005c1y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c1y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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