A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us10006qgw. Event ids that are associated: us10006qgw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.11 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 140.629° East, latitude -2.0078° South, depth = 13.11 km. The temblor was detected at 05:00:49 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 20:00:49 / September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter 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). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 58 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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