A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Lospalos in Timor Leste on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.36 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 18:12:29 / December 24, 2020 @ 6:12 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:12:29 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 127.2899 East, latitude -7.7562 South, depth = 163.36 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d2mn. Event ids that are associated: us6000d2mn.
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lospalos (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km NNE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.
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