A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jayapura in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 02:21:52 / February 9, 2017 @ 2:21 am. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.7876° East, -2.3066° South. Unique identifier: us20008im7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008im7. The temblor was detected at 11:21:52 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 26 km NNE of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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