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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Dili in East Timor


Earthquake location -7.928S, 126.7776WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 149 kilometers (93 miles) from Dili in East Timor on Thursday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Dili in East Timor (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/16 / 2016-07-07 09:55:58 / July 7, 2016 @ 9:55 am. Unique identifier: us100061jt. Ids that are associated to the event: us100061jt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7776 East, latitude -7.928 South, depth = 45.64 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:58 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.64 km (28 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatuto, Venilale, Lospalos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km ENE of Dili, East Timor. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7776° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.928° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km ENE 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 2016-07-07 09:55:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-07 10:09:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 3.074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us100061jt Id of event.
Event Code 100061jt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100061jt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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