A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Dili in East Timor. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7905 East, latitude -7.9501 South, depth = 123.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 16:36:41 / May 23, 2016 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:36:41 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.53 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005ykx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ykx.
Close country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Liquica (c. 19 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aileu, Liquica, Dili.
There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 71 km NNE of Dili, East Timor.
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