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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.9492S, 125.6581WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Dili in East Timor. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Dili in East Timor (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 02:13:15 / April 2, 2020 @ 2:13 am. Id of earthquake: us70008l5g. Event ids that are associated: us70008l5g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.6581 East, latitude -7.9492 South, depth = 35 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:15 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Venilale, Baucau, Gleno (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Dili (c. 150 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Liquica (c. 19 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aileu (c. 17 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Maubara (c. 16 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Gleno (c. 8 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 68 km N of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6581° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.9492° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km N 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 2020-04-02 02:13:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-02 02:28:08 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 5.073 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 465 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 2.26 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 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008l5g Id of event.
Event Code 70008l5g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008l5g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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