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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Fais in Micronesia

Earthquake location 11.2016S, 140.1566WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 163 km NNW of Fais, Micronesia (101 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ri5. Id of event: us10004ri5. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.43 km (29 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:03:49 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.1566 East, latitude 11.2016 North, depth = 47.43 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 11:03:49 / February 21, 2016 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 163 km NNW of Fais, Micronesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.1566° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163km NNW of Fais, Micronesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-21 11:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 11:19:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 340 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 16.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10004ri5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ri5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ri5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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