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Light earthquake: M4 quake strikes near Ramsgate in United Kingdom

Earthquake location 51.3338S, 1.3839WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (mg/mb) has occurred on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Ramsgate in United Kingdom. The temblor was reported at 02:52:15 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 22/05/15 / 2015-05-22 01:52:15 / May 22, 2015 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 1.3839 East, latitude 51.3338 North, depth 5 km, unique identifier, us10002bap. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us10002bap,.

Close countries, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Bexley (c. 228 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Southend-on-Sea (c. 163 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ipswich (c. 143 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Colchester (c. 109 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Dagenham (c. 108 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chelmsford (c. 102 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abbey Wood, Longuenesse, Welling.

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Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded in: 2 km W of Ramsgate, United Kingdom.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 1.3839° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.3338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km W of Ramsgate, United Kingdom Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-22 01:52:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-22 02:24:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 38 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 262 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 1.953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10002bap Id of event.
Event Code 10002bap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002bap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Natasha Cook

    I felt the earthquake at 2,53 in Dover the house shook and it lasted for 5 seconds only.

    It was a strange feeling of being out of control.

    Keep safe. #supportnepal

  2. Danielle

    I felt my whole house shake. It was really scary. At first I thought maybe someone was breaking into my house. Then I thought maybe one of my family members was having a fit causing the bed to shake. So I was glad neither of those happened. But I never want to experience that again!

  3. Lorraine

    Woke me up. Stanford le Hope, Essex

  4. John

    I felt it bad over in margate

  5. Bea

    Felt in Ramsgate. I thought a car had hit my house and grinded down the side of the house. Loud, whole house vibrated. Never felt an earthquake before. Scary

  6. Linda

    Yeah! I felt it. the dog yelped. the seagulls shrieked.
    Everything shook – I was scared must admit. Ramsgate Kent

  7. Margaret

    On the Isle of Sheppey I was woken up by bed shaking, thought a lorry had hit the small block of flats I live in and looked out to check but saw nothing. Now know that it was an earthquake.

  8. Caroline

    I was woken up in Sittingbourne, Kent by a sudden thud and then shaking and rattling. I thought part of our house had collapsed at first, before discovering a short while later it was an earthquake!

  9. Joan

    Felt in sittingbourne. I thought I was a gas exploition , it shook the whole house.

  10. Iain

    Felt it here in Folkestone

  11. Irene

    Felt in Clacton on sea Essex

  12. Justine

    Margate, Kent
    Woke myself and my partner up, strange rubbing noise and the house was shaking, although it only lasted for 10 secs max it was a little scary,

  13. Zoey

    Felt it in Southend on sea I thought I was dreaming

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