A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 11:04:29 / September 24, 2016 @ 11:04 am. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:04:29 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6174 East, latitude -1.9447 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006say. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006say.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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