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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.1858S, 140.6161WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Papua in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 17:25:50 / March 23, 2020 @ 5:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6161 East, latitude -2.1858 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008em1. Unique identifier: us70008em1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:50 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 90 km (56 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).

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 six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.6161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1858° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-23 17:25:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-23 17:49:02 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 326 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 6.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us70008em1 Id of event.
Event Code 70008em1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008em1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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