A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.95 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 23:27:25 / December 18, 2016 @ 11:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4571 East, latitude -1.9637 South, depth = 14.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:27:25 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200082fu. Event ids that are associated: us200082fu.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km NNW of Jayapura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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