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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 39 km WNW of Pante Makasar, Timor Leste

Earthquake location -9.1213S, 124.0302WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Pante Makasar in Timor Leste. Unique identifier: us7000cp82. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cp82. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 18:54:53 / December 4, 2020 @ 6:54 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:54:53 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.05 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.0302 East, latitude -9.1213 South, depth = 105.05 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atambua, Soe, Kefamenanu. Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 39 km WNW of Pante Makasar, Timor Leste.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.0302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.1213° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km WNW of Pante Makasar, 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 2020-12-04 18:54:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-02 17:15:05 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 326 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 0.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us7000cp82 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cp82 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cp82, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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