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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Baukau in Timor Leste

Earthquake location -6.7735S, 126.6815WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 189 km N of Baukau, Timor Leste (117 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.6815 East, latitude -6.7735 South, depth = 417.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 11:03:09 / December 30, 2020 @ 11:03 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4bf. Id of event: us6000d4bf. The temblor was detected at 11:03:09 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 417.34 km (259 miles).

Each 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 189 km N of Baukau, Timor Leste. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6815° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7735° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 417.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 189 km N of Baukau, 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 2020-12-30 11:03:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-30 11:29:39 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 312 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 3.806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us6000d4bf Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4bf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4bf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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