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

Earthquake location -7.9622S, 127.6268WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 235 kilometers (146 miles) from Dili in East Timor. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hh45. Id of event: us1000hh45. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.85 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 14:45:58 / October 23, 2018 @ 2:45 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:45:58 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 127.6268 East, latitude -7.9622 South, depth = 36.85 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lospalos.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 235 km ENE of Dili, East Timor. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.6268° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.9622° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 235km 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 2018-10-23 14:45:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-31 14:47:13 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 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 3.637 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000hh45 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hh45 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hh45, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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