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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 212 km E of Aileu, East Timor

Earthquake location -8.9833S, 127.4847WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 212 kilometers (132 miles) from Aileu in East Timor. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.45 km (13 miles). 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: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 19:14:37 / February 25, 2016 @ 7:14 pm. The temblor was reported at 03:14:37 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.4847 East, latitude -8.9833 South, depth = 20.45 km. Id of earthquake: us10004tu1. Event ids that are associated: us10004tu1.

Close country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lospalos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 212 km E of Aileu, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.4847° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.9833° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 212km E 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 2016-02-25 19:14:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-09 21:25:53 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 284 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 3.266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004tu1 Id of event.
Event Code 10004tu1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tu1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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