A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qm8. Id of event: us10006qm8. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 07:46:07 / September 18, 2016 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:46:07 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.5593° East, latitude -2.0565° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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