A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 245 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (152 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.86 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100085wc. Event ids that are associated: us100085wc. Exact location of earthquake, 127.6041° East, -7.65° South, depth 161.86 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:36 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 05:00:36 / March 1, 2017 @ 5:00 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 245 km ENE of Dili, East Timor. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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