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Strong earthquake: M6.2 quake has struck near Kupang in Indonesia

Earthquake location -10.8598S, 124.1697WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.59 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gii0. Unique identifier: us1000gii0. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kupang in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.1697 East, latitude -10.8598 South, depth = 8.59 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 07:08:09 / August 28, 2018 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:08:09 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 99 km SE of Kupang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.1697° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8598° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km SE 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 2018-08-28 07:08:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-28 07:25:35 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 1 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 591 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 1.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gii0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gii0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gii0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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