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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 53 km SE of Kupang, Indonesia



Earthquake location -10.4346S, 123.989WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 123.989° East, latitude -10.4346° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10005gt3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gt3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 22:17:54 / May 4, 2016 @ 10:17 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:17:54 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km SE of Kupang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.989° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.4346° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SE 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 2016-05-04 22:17:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 04:48:42 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 0.392 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10005gt3 Id of event.
Event Code 10005gt3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gt3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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