A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 140.5868° East, latitude -2.0586° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 06:23:14 / September 17, 2016 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:23:14 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qd8. Id of event: us10006qd8.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen 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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