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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 73 km WNW of Dili, East Timor

Earthquake location -8.2388S, 124.9874WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Dili in East Timor. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us200041ze. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200041ze. Exact location of earthquake, 124.9874° East, -8.2388° South, depth 48.2 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:35 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/11/15 / 2015-11-04 16:48:35 / November 4, 2015 @ 4:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.2 km (30 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maliana, Aileu, Dili. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Liquica (c. 19 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Maubara (c. 16 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Gleno (c. 8 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km WNW of Dili, East Timor.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9874° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2388° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km WNW of Dili, East Timor Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-04 16:48:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-23 23:37:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.666 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200041ze Id of event.
Event Code 200041ze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200041ze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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