A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 140.4715 East, latitude -2.0179 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 16:17:36 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 07:17:36 / September 18, 2016 @ 7:17 am. Id of earthquake: us10006qm4. Event ids that are associated: us10006qm4.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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