A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 248 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (154 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 08:49:32 / July 17, 2017 @ 8:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude 127.5618 East, latitude -7.496 South, depth = 144.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144.96 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20009ww5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009ww5. The temblor was detected at 17:49:32 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 248 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.
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