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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0078S, 140.629WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.629° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0078° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km N 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 20:00:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 20:42:44 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 385 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 8.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006qgw Id of event.
Event Code 10006qgw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qgw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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