A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pante Makasar in Timor Leste on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.5 km (43 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c0is. Unique identifier: us6000c0is. Exact location of event, longitude 124.2454 East, latitude -8.9215 South, depth = 68.5 km. The temblor was detected at 23:38:33 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 23:38:33 / September 19, 2020 @ 11:38 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atambua, Kefamenanu, Pante Makasar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop).
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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