A 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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