A 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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