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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Abepura in Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.9386S, 140.1223WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 13:54:34 / February 21, 2018 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.96 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000daya. Id of event: us2000daya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:54:34 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.1223 East, latitude -2.9386 South, depth = 28.96 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jayapura, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 61 km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9386° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km WSW of Abepura, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-21 13:54:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 09:14:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 7.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000daya Id of event.
Event Code 2000daya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000daya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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