A 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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