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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Papua region, Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.848S, 140.3957WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Papua region, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Papua region, Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.81 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:44:13 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 06:44:13 / June 8, 2017 @ 6:44 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009mnm. Unique identifier: us20009mnm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.3957 East, latitude -1.848 South, depth = 14.81 km.

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Papua region, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.3957° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.848° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Papua region, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-08 06:44:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 05:22:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 12.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009mnm Id of event.
Event Code 20009mnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mnm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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