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Earthquake 5.4 mag, 3 km ENE of Orkney, South Africa


Earthquake location -26.9717S, 26.7094WAn earthquake with magnitude 5.4 mg/mb has occurred in 3 km ENE of Orkney, South Africa. Time of event: Tuesday 5th August @ 10:22 am UTC. Location of event: 26.7094S, -26.9717W, depth=4.12 km. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about quake recorded in: 3 km ENE of Orkney, South Africa. Did you feel it? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country.


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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.9717° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Orkney, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-08-05 10:22:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-08-07 14:54:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 803 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.28 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 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 1003 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 usgcmt 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 2.082 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 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 mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usb000s0b3 Id of event.
Event Code b000s0b3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000s0b3gcmt20140805102235 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Landie

    We felt it in Stilfontein ± 5km from Orkney, and had damage to outer walls and ceilings. After the Quake the tremors could be felt ±every 2 hours. It happened on the 5th and the tremors could still be felt today (7th).

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