A 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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