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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 41 km SW of Suai, Timor Leste

Earthquake location -9.6146S, 125.0344WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Suai in Timor Leste on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.0344 East, latitude -9.6146 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpv4. Unique identifier: us7000cpv4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 16:17:40 / December 7, 2020 @ 4:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:17:40 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soe, Ainaro, Pante Makasar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Maliana (c. 22 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Suai (c. 21 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ainaro (c. 12 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km SW of Suai, Timor Leste. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.0344° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.6146° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km SW of Suai, 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 2020-12-07 16:17:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 16:29:03 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 271 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 0.769 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 99 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 us7000cpv4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cpv4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cpv4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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