A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 178 km SE of Ainaro, East Timor (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 08:34:59 / January 30, 2016 @ 8:34 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w0n. Unique identifier: us20004w0n. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 126.8213 East, latitude -9.9476 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:34:59 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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