A 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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