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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.5917S, 127.4827WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 236 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (147 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:54:02 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 12:54:02 / January 12, 2019 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.66 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j3bd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3bd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.4827 East, latitude -7.5917 South, depth = 155.66 km.

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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 236 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.4827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5917° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 236km 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 2019-01-12 12:54:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-12 13:18:25 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 340 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 3.801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us2000j3bd Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3bd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3bd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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