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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.723S, 128.1237WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 295 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (183 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.2 km (105 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:27:28 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/18 / 2018-07-29 15:27:28 / July 29, 2018 @ 3:27 pm. Exact location, longitude 128.1237° East, latitude -7.723° South, depth = 169.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000g209. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g209.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 295 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.1237° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.723° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 169.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 295km ENE of Dili, 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 2018-07-29 15:27:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-05 19:37:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 271 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 3.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us1000g209 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g209 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g209, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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