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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Chamba in India



Earthquake location 32.8455S, 76.043WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Chamba in India on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 07:10:36 / February 4, 2016 @ 7:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.67 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 76.043 East, latitude 32.8455 North, depth = 58.67 km. The temblor was reported at 12:40:36 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x0r. Id of event: us20004x0r.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sāmba, Nagrota, Rāmban (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Pathankot (c. 174 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Udhampur (c. 80 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kathua (c. 48 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sāmba (c. 26 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Chamba (c. 21 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km NNW of Chamba, India.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 76.043° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8455° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NNW of Chamba, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-04 07:10:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 13:47:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 2.459 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us20004x0r Id of event.
Event Code 20004x0r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x0r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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