A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Lospalos in Timor Leste on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:29:23 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 127.2603° East, latitude -8.9951° South, depth = 88.74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 02:29:23 / December 8, 2020 @ 2:29 am. Unique identifier: us7000cqap. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqap. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.74 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lospalos. Nearby country/countries, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km SSE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.
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