A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:06:35 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.5609° East, -2.0609° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10006qbb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qbb. Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 02:06:35 / September 17, 2016 @ 2:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Abepura, Jayapura. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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