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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kuril Islands



Earthquake location 47.8362S, 153.9583WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Kuril Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:10:44 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 14:10:44 / February 9, 2016 @ 2:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004z0s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z0s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.51 km (46 miles). Exact location, longitude 153.9583° East, latitude 47.8362° North, depth = 73.51 km.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.9583° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.8362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kuril Islands 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 14:10:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 16:05:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 354 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 5.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us20004z0s Id of event.
Event Code 20004z0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z0s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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