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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Kupang in Indonesia



Earthquake location -10.0459S, 122.8687WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.8687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0459° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km W 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 2018-01-12 21:49:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-12 23:35:42 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 1.407 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000cj3z Id of event.
Event Code 2000cj3z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cj3z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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