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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Kupang in Indonesia



Earthquake location -10.0964S, 123.6419WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 123.6419 East, latitude -10.0964 South, depth = 26.1 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 04:35:58 / January 16, 2016 @ 4:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.1 km (16 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:35:58 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f0g. Id of event: us10004f0g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby 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 Soe, Kupang. Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop).

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

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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: 10 km NE of Kupang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0964° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE 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 2016-01-16 04:35:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 05:00:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 355 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 0.703 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10004f0g Id of event.
Event Code 10004f0g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f0g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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