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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.999S, 140.6583WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.6583° East, -1.999° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:47:48 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 21:47:48 / September 17, 2016 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qhs. Id of event: us10006qhs.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).

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

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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: 59 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6583° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.999° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km N of Jayapura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-17 21:47:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 22:06:43 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 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 8.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10006qhs Id of event.
Event Code 10006qhs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qhs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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