A 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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