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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Nereju in Romania

Earthquake location 45.652S, 26.5742WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Nereju in Romania. Exact location of event, longitude 26.5742 East, latitude 45.652 North, depth = 138.7 km. Unique identifier: us20004hmi. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004hmi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/15 / 2015-12-16 20:27:33 / December 16, 2015 @ 8:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 138.7 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:27:33 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Floreşti, Tutova, Bereşti-Tazlău (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 13 km WSW of Nereju, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.5742° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 138.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW 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 2015-12-16 20:27:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-16 22:38:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 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 0.21 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us20004hmi Id of event.
Event Code 20004hmi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004hmi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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