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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia

Earthquake location 51.2709S, 160.479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 233 km SSE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (145 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:58:21 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 18:58:21 / April 12, 2016 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.479 East, latitude 51.2709 North, depth = 33.28 km. Unique identifier: us20005hjv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hjv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.28 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 233 km SSE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2709° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 233km SSE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 18:58:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 20:40:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 2.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us20005hjv Id of event.
Event Code 20005hjv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hjv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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