A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Atambua in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hew. Unique identifier: us20008hew. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:40:32 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.0891 East, latitude -8.9569 South, depth = 39.77 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 17:40:32 / January 20, 2017 @ 5:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.77 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Same (c. 25 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Suai (c. 21 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kefamenanu, Pante Makasar, Dili.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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