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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 170 km NNW of Ceerigaabo, Somalia

Earthquake location 11.9429S, 46.5731WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 170 km NNW of Ceerigaabo, Somalia (106 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us200031aj. Ids that are associated to the event: us200031aj. The temblor was picked up at 05:16:13 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 46.5731 East, latitude 11.9429 North, depth = 15.22 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.22 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 09/07/15 / 2015-07-09 02:16:13 / July 9, 2015 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 170 km NNW of Ceerigaabo, Somalia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.5731° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9429° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 170km NNW of Ceerigaabo, Somalia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-09 02:16:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-07 01:12:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 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 11.561 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us200031aj Id of event.
Event Code 200031aj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200031aj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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