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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0241S, 140.6445WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6445° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0241° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km N 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 2016-09-24 17:15:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 18:24:41 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 0 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 340 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 6.717 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 65 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 us10006sbt Id of event.
Event Code 10006sbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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