A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia. Exact location of event, depth 42.51 km, 140.1485° East, -2.2759° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.51 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 01:49:51 / September 18, 2016 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:49:51 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qk6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qk6.
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayapura, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 62 km NW of Abepura, Indonesia.
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