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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Kupang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -10.1318S, 123.5975WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 123.5975 East, latitude -10.1318 South, depth = 54.58 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:26 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 54.58 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006s1a. Event ids that are associated: us10006s1a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 15:37:26 / September 23, 2016 @ 3:37 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 5 km (3 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop).

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NNE of Kupang, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.5975° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1318° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE 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 2016-09-23 15:37:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 15:56:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 369 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 2.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 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 us10006s1a Id of event.
Event Code 10006s1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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