A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Ainaro in East Timor on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 68.34 km, 125.8281° East, -9.4984° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a40i. Id of event: us2000a40i. The temblor was reported at 20:52:34 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). 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 68.34 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 12:52:34 / July 29, 2017 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Same (c. 25 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Suai (c. 21 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ainaro (c. 12 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Gleno (c. 8 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Viqueque (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gleno, Viqueque, Aileu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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