A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jayapura in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 140.7117° East, latitude -2.0838° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 17:28:14 / March 23, 2020 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:28:14 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008emj. Id of event: us70008emj.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Abepura.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 49 km N of Jayapura, Indonesia.
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