A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (111 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.58 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000d279. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d279. Exact location of earthquake, 128.2399° East, -7.4727° South, depth 135.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 12:21:28 / December 19, 2020 @ 12:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:21:28 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 179 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.
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