A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:14:45 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 123.5835° East, -10.0879° South, depth 14.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f6y. Id of event: us10004f6y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 12:14:45 / January 17, 2016 @ 12:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.99 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 8 km N of Kupang, Indonesia.
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