A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 181 kilometers (112 miles) from Aileu in East Timor on Monday. The temblor was detected at 20:52:41 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tkl. Id of event: us10004tkl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.1938 East, latitude -9.012 South, depth = 47.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 12:52:41 / February 29, 2016 @ 12:52 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.7 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Viqueque (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Viqueque, Lospalos.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 181 km E of Aileu, East Timor. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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