A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kupang in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2172 East, latitude -10.7832 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000h69g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h69g. The temblor was detected at 05:53:35 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 21:53:35 / August 31, 2018 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 97 km SE of Kupang, Indonesia.
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