Quake 6.2 struck Indonesia

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

The offshore tremor struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres (five miles), about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island, the USGS said.It was followed by a shallow 5.6 magnitude quake nearby.Witnesses described a powerful jolt from the first tremor which lasted a few seconds.”I was on the second floor of my office and suddenly everybody ran outside because of the earthquake,” said an AFP reporter in Kupang.

M6.2 Earthquake – Timor region, Indonesia

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
  • 28 Aug 2018 07:08:09 UTC
  • 28 Aug 2018 15:08:09 near epicenter
  • 28 Aug 2018 11:08:09 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.860S 124.170E
Depth 8 km
Distances
  • 70.8 km (43.9 mi) SSE of Habo, Indonesia
  • 98.0 km (60.8 mi) SE of Kupang, Indonesia
  • 111.2 km (69.0 mi) S of Soe, Indonesia
  • 159.9 km (99.1 mi) SSW of Kefamenanu, Indonesia
  • 208.5 km (129.3 mi) SW of Suai, East Timor

 

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