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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Aileu in East Timor

Earthquake location -8.8922S, 126.0774WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Aileu in East Timor. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:41:09 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.0774° East, latitude -8.8922° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 15:41:09 / February 26, 2020 @ 3:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us600084m8. Event ids that are associated: us600084m8.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Same (c. 25 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Liquica (c. 19 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maliana, Liquica, Gleno (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 59 km ESE of Aileu, East Timor.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0774° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.8922° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km ESE of Aileu, 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 2020-02-26 15:41:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-26 22:41:21 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 1.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us600084m8 Id of event.
Event Code 600084m8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084m8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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