A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 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). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:15:55 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5986 East, latitude -2.0192 South, depth = 28.68 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 07:15:55 / March 13, 2017 @ 7:15 am. Event id: us100088ly. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088ly. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.68 km (18 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby 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).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 57 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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