Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 2.8 km northeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 04:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 2.8 km northeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 04:35 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 22 km depth

16 Jan 04:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jan 16 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Date & time: Jan 16, 2016 04:35:58 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.16°S / 123.63°E (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Antipode: 10.16°N / 56.37°W
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) E of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.122 kmTimor RegionGFZ
4.826 km- 10km NE of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS

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Kupang (Indonesia, 17 km SW of epicenter) : Earthquake epicenter close to Kota Kupang, maybe some people felt this earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 03 Feb 2016 20:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Jan 2016 12:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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