A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Soe in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us6000bh6p. Event ids that are associated: us6000bh6p. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.78 km (15 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:30:17 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 16:30:17 / August 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.2662° East, latitude -10.2513° South, depth = 23.78 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Kupang (c. 282 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kefamenanu, Kupang, Soe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 43 km S of Soe, Indonesia.
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