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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Mid-Indian Ridge



Earthquake location -16.3238S, 67.0638WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:15:21 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003ru4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ru4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.01 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 12:15:21 / October 27, 2015 @ 12:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 67.0638 East, latitude -16.3238 South, depth = 10.01 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 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: Mid-Indian Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 67.0638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.3238° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mid-Indian Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-27 12:15:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 12:38:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 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 416 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 11.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us10003ru4 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ru4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ru4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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