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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 61 km ESE of Kupang, Indonesia

Earthquake location -10.383S, 124.0956WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.0956° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.383° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km ESE 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 2020-01-15 07:55:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 08:16:47 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 5.149 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 0.646 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us7000702n Id of event.
Event Code 7000702n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000702n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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