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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Pond Inlet in Canada

Earthquake location 74.2208S, -71.8698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 257 km NE of Pond Inlet, Canada (160 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.8698 West, latitude 74.2208 North, depth = 14.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 07:37:14 / February 9, 2016 @ 7:37 am. The temblor was detected at 02:37:14 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004yy2. Unique identifier: us20004yy2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.91 km (9 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 257 km NE of Pond Inlet, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 74.2208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 257km NE of Pond Inlet, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-09 07:37:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 08:23:36 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 6.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us20004yy2 Id of event.
Event Code 20004yy2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yy2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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