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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Nereju in Romania

Earthquake location 45.7228S, 26.7268WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Nereju in Romania. Exact location, longitude 26.7268° East, latitude 45.7228° North, depth = 121 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003iw9. Id of event: us10003iw9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 15:53:49 / September 29, 2015 @ 3:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:53:49 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tecuci (c. 41 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Râmnicu Sărat (c. 38 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hălchiu, Urlaţi, Colceag (min 5000 pop).

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km NE of Nereju, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7268° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NE of Nereju, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-29 15:53:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-29 19:34:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 0.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003iw9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003iw9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003iw9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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