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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake strikes near Fochville in South Africa

Earthquake location -26.4406S, 27.4881WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. The temblor was reported at 01:27:33 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 11/06/15 / 2015-06-11 23:27:33 / June 11, 2015 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 27.4881 East, latitude -26.4406 South, depth 5 km, unique identifier, us20002qij. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us20002qij,.

Close countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Centurion, Brits, Klerksdorp.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.4881° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.4406° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km N of Fochville, 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 2015-06-11 23:27:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-06-16 23:25:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 312 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 2.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us20002qij Id of event.
Event Code 20002qij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002qij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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