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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Lospalos in Timor Leste

Earthquake location -7.1307S, 129.1259WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 280 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (174 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:41:40 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.1259 East, latitude -7.1307 South, depth = 163.99 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.99 km (102 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000baj9. Unique identifier: us6000baj9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 11:41:40 / August 7, 2020 @ 11:41 am.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 280 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.1259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.1307° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 280 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-07 11:41:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-14 10:23:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us6000baj9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000baj9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000baj9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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