A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Ainaro in East Timor. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009wl5. Unique identifier: us20009wl5. The temblor was detected at 23:31:11 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 15:31:11 / July 15, 2017 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 84.4 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7855 East, latitude -9.0969 South, depth = 84.4 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baucau, Lospalos, Venilale (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Viqueque (c. 6 100 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 140 km E of Ainaro, East Timor.
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