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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Aileu in East Timor

Earthquake location -9.0859S, 127.2066WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.2066° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.0859° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 184km ESE of Aileu, 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 2016-02-24 02:33:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 02:58:32 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 340 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 2.975 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10004s92 Id of event.
Event Code 10004s92 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004s92, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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