A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 02:15:10 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sbt. Id of event: us10006sbt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.6445° East, latitude -2.0241° South, depth = 32.44 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 17:15:10 / September 24, 2016 @ 5:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.44 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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