A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 169 km N of Dili, East Timor (105 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 125.6365° East, -7.023° South, depth 519.33 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 18:51:00 / March 7, 2016 @ 6:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004wk3. Id of event: us10004wk3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:51:00 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 519.33 km (323 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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