A 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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