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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0179S, 140.4715WA 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.

Questions or comments?

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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.4715° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0179° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 07:17:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 07:40:43 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 3.81 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 465 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 6.89 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10006qm4 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qm4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qm4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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