A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.3983 East, latitude -2.0011 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006tpl. Unique identifier: us10006tpl. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 01:22:36 / September 29, 2016 @ 1:22 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:36 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 67 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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