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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Yardimli in Azerbaijan



Earthquake location 39.0457S, 48.3749WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Yardimli in Azerbaijan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dp2. Unique identifier: us10004dp2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.33 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 64.33 km, 48.3749° East, 39.0457° North. Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 02:38:44 / January 12, 2016 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:38:44 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dünyamalılar, Imishli, (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ardabīl (c. 410 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Lankaran (c. 240 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Pārsābād (c. 101 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Āstārā (c. 39 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Salyan (c. 36 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Dzhalilabad (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Imishli (c. 34 200 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NE of Yardimli, Azerbaijan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.3749° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0457° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Yardimli, Azerbaijan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-12 02:38:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 02:50:27 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 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 3.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us10004dp2 Id of event.
Event Code 10004dp2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dp2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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