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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Abepura in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.4008S, 140.875WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Abepura in Indonesia. Unique identifier: us60003sbf. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003sbf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.29 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.875 East, latitude -3.4008 South, depth = 34.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:37:59 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 05:37:59 / May 26, 2019 @ 5:37 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayapura, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km SSE of Abepura, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.4008° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km SSE 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 2019-05-26 05:37:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-26 06:38:22 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 354 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 6.622 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us60003sbf Id of event.
Event Code 60003sbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003sbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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