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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kupang in Indonesia



Earthquake location -10.1524S, 123.9464WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 52.2 km, 123.9464° East, -10.1524° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.2 km (32 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j7f. Id of event: us10003j7f. Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 23:19:48 / September 17, 2015 @ 11:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:19:48 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km E of Kupang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.9464° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1524° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km E of Kupang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-17 23:19:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-12 04:32:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 0.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10003j7f Id of event.
Event Code 10003j7f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003j7f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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