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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.5775S, 126.7508WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km NE of Dili, East Timor (105 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 232.21 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjwg. Unique identifier: us2000hjwg. Exact location of event, longitude 126.7508 East, latitude -7.5775 South, depth = 232.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/09/18 / 2018-09-25 19:44:48 / September 25, 2018 @ 7:44 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:48 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 169 km NE of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7508° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5775° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 232.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km NE 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 2018-09-25 19:44:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-25 20:28:22 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 3.272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us2000hjwg Id of event.
Event Code 2000hjwg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hjwg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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