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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Port Blair in India

Earthquake location 10.3914S, 92.4579WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km SSW of Port Blair, India (89 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 09:39:37 / March 12, 2016 @ 9:39 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005a7q. Event ids that are associated: us20005a7q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 92.4579 East, latitude 10.3914 North, depth = 27.86 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.86 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:09:37 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 144 km SSW of Port Blair, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.4579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3914° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km SSW of Port Blair, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-12 09:39:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-08 06:48:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 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 271 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 1.287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us20005a7q Id of event.
Event Code 20005a7q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005a7q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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