A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.44 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/07/18 / 2018-07-23 07:20:36 / July 23, 2018 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:20:36 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 139.9241 East, latitude -2.5489 South, depth = 47.44 km. Unique identifier: us2000gbq1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gbq1.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayapura, Abepura (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km W of Abepura, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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