A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/16 / 2016-10-22 22:33:32 / October 22, 2016 @ 10:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.6318° East, latitude -2.1312° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072lg. Id of event: us100072lg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:33:32 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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