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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.8731S, 125.7848WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Dili in East Timor. Id of earthquake: us10004wyc. Event ids that are associated: us10004wyc. Exact location of event, longitude 125.7848 East, latitude -7.8731 South, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:25:58 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 04:25:58 / March 12, 2016 @ 4:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Dili in East Timor (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maubara, Gleno, Baucau. Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Liquica (c. 19 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Maubara (c. 16 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Gleno (c. 8 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km NNE of Dili, East Timor. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.8731° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km NNE of Dili, 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 2016-03-12 04:25:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-12 04:46:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 1 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 385 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 3.591 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 55 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 us10004wyc Id of event.
Event Code 10004wyc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004wyc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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