A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 231 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (144 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 196.51 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 196.51 km, 127.515° East, -7.76° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:35:27 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 09:35:27 / December 20, 2019 @ 9:35 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70006p09. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006p09.
Every 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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. 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: 231 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.
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