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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Dili in East Timor

Earthquake location -7.4948S, 127.9041WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 282 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (175 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.66 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 09:27:46 / April 19, 2020 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:27:46 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 127.9041° East, -7.4948° South, depth 142.66 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009bhy. Unique identifier: us60009bhy.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 282 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.9041° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4948° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 282km 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 2020-04-19 09:27:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 06:46:51 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 284 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 3.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us60009bhy Id of event.
Event Code 60009bhy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009bhy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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