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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kupang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -9.7463S, 122.9814WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.46 km (51 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000cqy2. Event ids that are associated: us2000cqy2. Exact location of earthquake, 122.9814° East, -9.7463° South, depth 81.46 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 22:16:01 / January 16, 2018 @ 10:16 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:16:01 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kupang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NW of Kupang, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.9814° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.7463° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km NW 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 2018-01-16 22:16:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 04:53:38 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 271 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 1.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us2000cqy2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqy2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqy2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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