A 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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