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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.895S, 126.7583WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 149 kilometers (93 miles) from Dili in East Timor. The temblor was detected at 19:12:09 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Dili in East Timor (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100061jy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100061jy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7583 East, latitude -7.895 South, depth = 44.33 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/16 / 2016-07-07 10:12:09 / July 7, 2016 @ 10:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.33 km (28 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop). Close country/countries, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatuto, Venilale, Lospalos.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 149 km ENE of Dili, East Timor. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7583° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.895° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.33 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 10:12:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-07 10:27:12 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 482 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 3.078 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100061jy Id of event.
Event Code 100061jy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100061jy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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