A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 22:45:47 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008vae. Unique identifier: us20008vae. Exact location of event, longitude 123.5142 East, latitude -10.653 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 14:45:47 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kupang.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 54 km S of Kupang, Indonesia.
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