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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.9501S, 125.7905WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7905° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.9501° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 2016-05-23 16:36:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-15 20:10:04 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 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 271 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 2.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20005ykx Id of event.
Event Code 20005ykx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ykx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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