A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 261 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (162 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 127.719 East, latitude -7.541 South, depth = 128.39 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.39 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:42:07 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 10:42:07 / February 14, 2018 @ 10:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d1xy. Id of event: us2000d1xy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 261 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.
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