Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Nabire in Indonesia


Earthquake location -3.5633S, 135.5155WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nabire in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 18:15:56 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 18:15:56 / September 3, 2020 @ 6:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.82 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 135.5155° East, latitude -3.5633° South, depth = 42.82 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bk94. Unique identifier: us7000bk94.

Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Nabire (c. 43 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nabire.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km S of Nabire, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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