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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Empuriabrava in Spain



Earthquake location 42.2085S, 3.149WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Empuriabrava in Spain. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200040cq. Id of event: us200040cq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 00:37:45 / October 29, 2015 @ 12:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 5.26 km, 3.149° East, 42.2085° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.26 km (3 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:37:45 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tona, Arenys de Mar, Canet de Mar. Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Perpignan (c. 110 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Girona (c. 96 200 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Figueres (c. 43 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Blanes (c. 40 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vic (c. 39 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Lloret de Mar (c. 39 400 pop). Close country/countries, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop), France (c. 64 768 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SSE of Empuriabrava, Spain. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.149° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.2085° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE of Empuriabrava, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-29 00:37:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 00:53:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 222 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 3.231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us200040cq Id of event.
Event Code 200040cq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040cq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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