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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Gul’cha in Kyrgyzstan

Earthquake location 40.3713S, 73.1307WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Gul’cha in Kyrgyzstan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.62 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:29:36 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 73.1307 East, latitude 40.3713 North, depth = 15.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/15 / 2015-11-17 17:29:36 / November 17, 2015 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003yzt. Event ids that are associated: us10003yzt.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haqqulobod, Quvasoy, Quva (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Andijon (c. 318 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Osh (c. 200 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jalal-Abad (c. 75 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Asaka (c. 56 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Uzgen (c. 40 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Quva (c. 33 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 27 km WNW of Gul’cha, Kyrgyzstan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.1307° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3713° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WNW of Gul'cha, Kyrgyzstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-17 17:29:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-17 18:06:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.01 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 472 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 1.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003yzt Id of event.
Event Code 10003yzt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003yzt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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