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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 65 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.9447S, 140.6174WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6174° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 11:04:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 11:25:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.97 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 1 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 483 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 6.745 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us10006say Id of event.
Event Code 10006say An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006say, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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