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Mag. 2.7 earthquake Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, 21 km southwest of Kefamenanu, Indonesia -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 5.2 Timor Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 17:53 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near East Timor in the past 24 hours.
In the past 30 days, East Timor has had 21 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 5.2:
  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 2 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 10 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
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Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 1, 10:20 pm (Makassar)
Mar 1, 14:20 GMT

2.7

28 km
19 km (12 mi) to the SW Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, 21 km southwest of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Info
Thursday, February 29, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 29, 06:31 pm (GMT +8)
Feb 29, 10:31 GMT
2.7

47 km
13 km (8.1 mi) to the SW Savu Sea, 36 km west of Pante Macassar, Oecusse, Timor-Leste Info
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 28, 10:23 pm (Makassar)
Feb 28, 14:23 GMT

2.9

10 km
25 km (16 mi) to the SW 57 km south of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Info
Feb 28, 03:14 pm (Makassar)
Feb 28, 07:14 GMT

4.6

10 km
34 km (21 mi) to the S 69 km south of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
I FELT IT
Info
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 27, 02:57 pm (Makassar)
Feb 27, 06:57 GMT

3.4

10 km
27 km (17 mi) to the S Timor Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
I FELT IT
Info
Feb 27, 01:05 pm (Makassar)
Feb 27, 05:05 GMT

4.0

10 km
23 km (14 mi) to the S Timor Sea, 63 km south of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
I FELT IT
Info
Feb 27, 04:49 am (universal)
Feb 27, 04:49 GMT
5.2

10 km
32 km (20 mi) to the S Timor Sea, 69 km south of Atambua, Kabupaten Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
I FELT IT
Info
Saturday, February 24, 2024 GMT (4 quakes)
Feb 24, 11:08 pm (Makassar)
Feb 24, 15:08 GMT

2.4

10 km
29 km (18 mi) to the SW 16 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Info
Feb 24, 07:11 pm (Makassar)
Feb 24, 11:11 GMT

2.3

10 km
18 km (11 mi) to the SW 4.4 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Info
Feb 24, 03:15 pm (Makassar)
Feb 24, 07:15 GMT

2.7

10 km
19 km (12 mi) to the SW 6.9 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Info
Feb 24, 02:39 pm (Makassar)
Feb 24, 06:39 GMT

3.7

10 km
22 km (14 mi) to the SW 8.7 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.7 x 1012 joules (1.3 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1121 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Darwin High School (AUDHS/S1 network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Darwin High School: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 762 quakes on average per year in Timor-Leste:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.13 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 7.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.81 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 19.8 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 52 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 75 quakes per year
Timor-Leste has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Timor-Leste has had at least 7 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near East Timor by magnitude

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Mag
 
Number of quakes (7 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (14.29%)
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (28.57%)
3+
1 quake
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (14.29%)
2+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (42.86%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (21 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (4.76%)
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (9.52%)
3+
8 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (38.1%)
2+
10 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (47.62%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (51 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.96%)
4+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (9.8%)
3+
22 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (43.14%)
2+
23 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (45.1%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (184 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (1.09%)
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.54%)
4+
22 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (11.96%)
3+
98 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (53.26%)
2+
61 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (33.15%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (471 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.64%)
5+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.06%)
4+
69 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (14.65%)
3+
246 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (52.23%)
2+
147 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (31.21%)
below M2
1 quake
(0.21%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (772 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.52%)
5+
18 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (2.33%)
4+
185 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (23.96%)
3+
326 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (42.23%)
2+
237 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (30.7%)
below M2
2 quakes
(0.26%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 7 days7 quakesno data3121--
Past 30 days21 quakesno data10821--
Past 90 days51 quakesno data232251--
Past 365 days184 quakesno data61982212-
Past 3 years471 quakes11472466953-
Past 10 years772 quakes2237326185184-
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Number of earthquakes over time

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Magnitude and seismic energy over time

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2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 30 days
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Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2023
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and energy distribution

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and energy distribution: Past 90 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 30 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 7 days
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Magnitude and energy distribution: 2023
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2024 so far

East Timor Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in Timor-Leste?

Timor-Leste has a moderate level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 762 quakes on average per year in Timor-Leste. However, Timor-Leste has had at least 7 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

When was the latest earthquake in or near East Timor?

The last earthquake in or near East Timor occurred 1 day 4 hours ago and had a magnitude of 2.7:

A light magnitude 2.7 earthquake hit 21 km (13 mi) away from Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara,  Indonesia, late in the evening of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 10.20 pm local time (Asia/Makassar GMT +8). The quake had a very shallow depth of 28 km (17 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in or near East Timor in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, East Timor has had 1 quake of magnitude 5.2, 2 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 8 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 10 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in or near East Timor in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in or near East Timor in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 5.2 and occurred 5 days ago:

A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of East Nusa Tenggara,  Indonesia, Tue, Feb 27, 2024 04:49 GMT. The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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