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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 28 km NNE of Mpumalanga, South Africa



Earthquake location -29.5745S, 30.74WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mpumalanga in South Africa. Exact location of event, longitude 30.74 East, latitude -29.5745 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 09:00:09 / February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004ylw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ylw. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:00:09 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Durban (c. 3 120 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pietermaritzburg (c. 750 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mpumalanga (c. 140 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Stanger (c. 59 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Richmond (c. 32 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Howick (c. 28 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mooirivier, Sundumbili, Scottburgh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 28 km NNE of Mpumalanga, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 30.74° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.5745° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NNE of Mpumalanga, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-06 09:00:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 22:36:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 218 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 4.894 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20004ylw Id of event.
Event Code 20004ylw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ylw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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