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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.1156S, 140.5721WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1156° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-17 01:20:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 01:44:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.41 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 536 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.79 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006qas Id of event.
Event Code 10006qas An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qas, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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