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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 49 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia



Earthquake location -2.0863S, 140.7066WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006sbn. Unique identifier: us10006sbn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7066 East, latitude -2.0863 South, depth = 31.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.44 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 15:42:37 / September 24, 2016 @ 3:42 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:42:37 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.7066° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.0863° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 15:42:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 15:59:43 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 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 354 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 6.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10006sbn Id of event.
Event Code 10006sbn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sbn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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