A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 07:51:22 / September 18, 2016 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4995° East, -2.0241° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qm9. Id of event: us10006qm9. The temblor was reported at 16:51:22 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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