A 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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