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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Massy in Kyrgyzstan

Earthquake location 40.9062S, 72.5388WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Massy in Kyrgyzstan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.03 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 72.5388 East, latitude 40.9062 North, depth = 42.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:15:58 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 22:15:58 / December 31, 2015 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004amk. Id of event: us10004amk.

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Namangan (c. 432 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Andijon (c. 318 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Osh (c. 200 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Marg‘ilon (c. 133 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jalal-Abad (c. 75 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Asaka (c. 56 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kosonsoy, Komsomol’skiy, Tŭragŭrghon. Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSW of Massy, Kyrgyzstan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.5388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.9062° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSW of Massy, Kyrgyzstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-31 22:15:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-31 22:43:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 312 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 1.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us10004amk Id of event.
Event Code 10004amk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004amk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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