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

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

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake: Timor Region, 28 Aug 2018 07:08, which had occurred 5 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Timor Region on Tuesday, 28 August 2018
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: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.72°S / 124.06°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SE of Kupang (pop: 282,400)
99 km (61 mi) SW of Soe (pop: 27,700)
129 km (80 mi) SE of Naisano Dua (pop: 2,300)
149 km (92 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (pop: 29,500)
173 km (107 mi) S of Pante Makasar (pop: 4,700)
1958 km (1217 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 28 Aug 07:13 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmTimor RegionGFZ
Tue, 28 Aug 07:13 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmTIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
28/08/2018 14:13:29 WIB (28 Aug 07:13:29 UTC)M 5.8 / 10 kmKab.Kupang, Kab.Rotendao, Kab.Timortengahselatan (3 MMI)BMKG
Tue, 28 Aug 07:13 UTCM 5.7 / 40.5 kmTimor RegionGeoAu
2018-08-28 15:13:31 +08:00 (28 Aug 07:13:31 UTC)M 5.6 / 10 km- 79km SE of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (8)

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

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