5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Indonesia

149km ENE of Dili, East Timor

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 149 kilometers (93 miles) from Dili in East Timor. The temblor was detected at 19:12:09 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Dili in East Timor (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100061jy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100061jy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7583 East, latitude -7.895 South, depth = 44.33 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/16 / 2016-07-07 10:12:09 / July 7, 2016 @ 10:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.33 km (28 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Lospalos (c. 17 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Venilale (c. 16 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Baucau (c. 16 000 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Manatuto (c. 1 900 pop). Close country/countries, East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatuto, Venilale, Lospalos.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/07/moderate-earthquake-5-6-mag-strikes-near-dili-in-east-timor/

 

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