A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 297 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (185 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 221.92 km (138 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 128.7596° East, -6.4897° South, depth 221.92 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: us7000cs7h. Unique identifier: us7000cs7h. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 15:50:36 / December 16, 2020 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:50:36 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 297 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.
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