A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 184 kilometers (114 miles) from Aileu in East Timor. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:33:49 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 127.2066° East, -9.0859° South, depth 57.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.67 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s92. Id of event: us10004s92. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 02:33:49 / February 24, 2016 @ 2:33 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Viqueque, Lospalos (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Viqueque (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 184 km ESE of Aileu, East Timor.
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