A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 219 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (136 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d274. Unique identifier: us6000d274. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 19:49:46 / December 19, 2020 @ 7:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.5081 East, latitude -7.2254 South, depth = 148.38 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:49:46 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.38 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 219 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.
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