A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 14:34:10 / September 17, 2016 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.21 km (17 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:34:10 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6001 East, latitude -2.0845 South, depth = 27.21 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qfe. Unique identifier: us10006qfe.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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