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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0241S, 140.4995WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0241° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2016-09-18 07:51:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 08:21:51 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 0 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 340 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 14.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10006qm9 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qm9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qm9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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