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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Lospalos in Timor Leste

Earthquake location -7.6994S, 128.2449WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 164 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste (102 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 168.16 km (104 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:39:46 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 09:39:46 / March 8, 2021 @ 9:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.2449 East, latitude -7.6994 South, depth = 168.16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dh2f. Unique identifier: us7000dh2f.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 164 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.2449° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.6994° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 164 km ENE of Lospalos, Timor Leste Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-08 09:39:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-08 10:06:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.038 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dh2f Id of event.
Event Code 7000dh2f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dh2f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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