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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Ainaro in East Timor

Earthquake location -9.0969S, 126.7855WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7855° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.0969° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km E of Ainaro, East Timor Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-15 15:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 14:56:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009wl5 Id of event.
Event Code 20009wl5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wl5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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