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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Adra in Spain

Earthquake location 36.5734S, -3.0416WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Adra in Spain. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:27 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w5y. Unique identifier: us20004w5y. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -3.0416° West, 36.5734° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:25:27 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:25 pm.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Almería (c. 188 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from El Ejido (c. 84 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Roquetas de Mar (c. 82 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Almuñécar (c. 27 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iznalloz, Pinos Puente, Alhama de Granada. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km S of Adra, Spain. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.0416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5734° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km S of Adra, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-31 16:25:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 17:10:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 371 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 1.919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us20004w5y Id of event.
Event Code 20004w5y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w5y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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