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Light earthquake 4 mag, 209 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste

Earthquake location -7.4227S, 128.5516WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 209 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (130 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 149.19 km (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 12:48:07 / October 17, 2020 @ 12:48 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:48:07 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbbx. Id of event: us6000cbbx. Exact location of earthquake, 128.5516° East, -7.4227° South, depth 149.19 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 209 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.5516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4227° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 209 km NE 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 2020-10-17 12:48:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-14 10:12:10 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 246 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 2.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us6000cbbx Id of event.
Event Code 6000cbbx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cbbx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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