A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 00:53:40 / September 18, 2016 @ 12:53 am. The temblor was detected at 09:53:40 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.4944° East, -1.989° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qju. Id of event: us10006qju. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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