A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Kupang in Indonesia. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:55:29 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kupang in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000702n. Unique identifier: us7000702n. Exact location of event, longitude 124.0956 East, latitude -10.383 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 07:55:29 / January 15, 2020 @ 7:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kefamenanu, Soe, Kupang (min 5000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 61 km ESE of Kupang, Indonesia.
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