A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 10:20:18 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 01:20:18 / September 17, 2016 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 140.5721° East, -2.1156° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006qas. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qas.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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