A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 280 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (174 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 21:32:34 / January 24, 2017 @ 9:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 127.9065° East, -7.5383° South, depth 168.21 km. The temblor was detected at 06:32:34 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.21 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ih9. Id of event: us20008ih9.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 280 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.
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