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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Dajal in Pakistan

Earthquake location 29.6639S, 70.3527WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Dajal in Pakistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003qv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qv5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 00:27:42 / October 23, 2015 @ 12:27 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:27:42 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 70.3527° East, 29.6639° North, depth 29.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.42 km (18 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Dera Ghazi Khan (c. 236 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muzaffargarh (c. 165 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ahmadpur East (c. 116 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Kot Addu (c. 104 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Shujāābād (c. 66 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Jāmpur (c. 63 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Rājanpur (c. 50 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kohlu, Kot Addu, Ahmadpur East. Country/countries that might be effected, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km N of Dajal, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3527° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.6639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Dajal, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-23 00:27:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 00:44:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 434 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 4.687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us10003qv5 Id of event.
Event Code 10003qv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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