Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Timor Region on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - information

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 79 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 07:13 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Timor Sea, 97 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, August, 28 2018 07:08 GMT, which had occurred 5 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 79 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 07:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Aug 07:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Aug 28 07:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 5.6.
Date & time: Aug 28, 2018 07:13:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.72°S / 124.06°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 10.72°N / 55.94°W
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SSW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SW of Suai (Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) SW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) S of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.610 kmTimor RegionGFZ
5.810 kmKab.Kupang, Kab.Rotendao, Kab.Timortengahselatan (3 MMI)BMKG
5.741 kmTimor RegionGeoAu
5.610 km- 79km SE of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS
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Manado (1362.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Diamond Bar, California / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 5 seconds of Light Shaking. Lights moving back and forth.  
Laverne California. I am ome. It was strongtems to (13266.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Things topped over. Long lasting. Rocking type, not roller House phone went out. Very scary  
Asansol, West (5561.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
42 km of Labuan Lombok (820.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Amlapura / not felt
Sanur Bali (992.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Indonesia, 1004 km W of epicenter) : mild shaking. almost not noticeable (reported through EMSC)  
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