A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pante Makasar in Timor Leste on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 02:57:38 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.1477 East, latitude -9.0132 South, depth = 121.52 km. 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: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 02:57:38 / January 5, 2021 @ 2:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d099. Unique identifier: us7000d099. The epicenter was at a depth of 121.52 km (76 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atambua, Kefamenanu, Pante Makasar (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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