A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 140.4075° East, latitude -2.7149° South, depth = 36.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.02 km (22 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:52 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 09:12:52 / March 1, 2018 @ 9:12 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9m0. Unique identifier: us2000d9m0.
The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Vanimo, Jayapura (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 21 km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia.
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