A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 20:16:41 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 12:16:41 / January 15, 2020 @ 12:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 124.0259 East, latitude -10.4876 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000707w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000707w.
The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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