Earthquake in Indonesia: 4.6 magnitude quake rattled Timor region, but no damage to public property was reported
Earthquake in Indonesia: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on Richter scale has rattled the Timor region in Indonesia. The earthquake took place at 9:18 AM local time when people were reaching their offices.
Earthquake in Indonesia: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale has rattled the Timor region in Indonesia. The earthquake took place at 9:18 AM local time when people were reaching their offices. As per Volcano Discovery — an Indonesia-based news portal — the magnitude of the earthquake has been reported at 4.6 on Richter Scale. Neither any damage to the public property nor any casualty has been reported by the local administration. Depth of the earthquake was 122 kms.
When the earthquake took place, people were on way to their office and since the earthquake was of low magnitude, some people failed to feel the earthquake's tremors. However, the local administration and the meteorological department reported the earthquake taking place at 9:18 AM local time. Expected energy being released in this earthquake is expected to the tune of 139 MWh or 120 tons of TNT (Tri Nitro Toluene).
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The Timor region is prone to earthquakes as it falls near to the Gunung Api Wetar volcano. In fact, the Timor region is just 164 kms away from the Gunung Api Wetar volcano. The epicenter of the earthquake was found in Indonesia (longitude: 8.09°S / 126.93°E).
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