A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 261 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (162 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 129.0868 East, latitude -7.3986 South, depth = 149.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149.3 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 15:21:58 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d223. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d223. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 15:21:58 / January 12, 2021 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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