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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 229 km ENE of Dili, East Timor

Earthquake location -7.6678S, 127.4581WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 229 km ENE of Dili, East Timor (142 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 00:35:25 / December 29, 2018 @ 12:35 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 194.33 km (121 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j51t. Id of event: us2000j51t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.4581 East, latitude -7.6678 South, depth = 194.33 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:35:25 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 229 km ENE of Dili, East Timor.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.4581° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.6678° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 229km ENE of Dili, East Timor Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-29 00:35:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-19 04:03:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 259 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 3.775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000j51t Id of event.
Event Code 2000j51t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j51t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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