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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 293 km ENE of Dili, East Timor

Earthquake location -7.6476S, 128.0738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 293 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (182 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.36 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 18:32:08 / February 10, 2016 @ 6:32 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:32:08 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004zcl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zcl. Exact location, longitude 128.0738° East, latitude -7.6476° South, depth = 157.36 km.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 293 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.0738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.6476° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 293km ENE 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 2016-02-10 18:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 19:13:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 271 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 3.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us20004zcl Id of event.
Event Code 20004zcl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zcl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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