A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cj3z. Id of event: us2000cj3z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.37 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:03 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 21:49:03 / January 12, 2018 @ 9:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.8687 East, latitude -10.0459 South, depth = 85.37 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kupang (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 79 km W of Kupang, Indonesia.
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