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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Gaellivare in Sweden

Earthquake location 67.1183S, 20.7467WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Gaellivare in Sweden. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:37:13 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002whx. Id of event: us10002whx. Global time and date of event 30/07/15 / 2015-07-30 23:37:13 / July 30, 2015 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.93 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, depth 14.93 km, 20.7467° East, 67.1183° North.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kiruna (c. 18 200 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Gällivare (c. 8 500 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Malmberget (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiruna, Malmberget, Gällivare. Nearby country/countries, Sweden (c. 9 556 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km ESE of Gaellivare, Sweden.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.7467° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 67.1183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ESE of Gaellivare, Sweden Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-30 23:37:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-31 00:10:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 246 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 3.001 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10002whx Id of event.
Event Code 10002whx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002whx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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