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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Jayapura in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.9383S, 140.5458WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:41:57 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 09:41:57 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:41 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5458 East, latitude -1.9383 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006sah. Event ids that are associated: us10006sah.

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.5458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9383° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NNW 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 09:41:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 10:00:59 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 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 416 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 6.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us10006sah Id of event.
Event Code 10006sah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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