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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Mid-Indian Ridge



Earthquake location -33.5057S, 77.6764WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 21:56:47 / April 18, 2016 @ 9:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:56:47 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 77.6764° East, -33.5057° South. Unique identifier: us20005jmd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005jmd.

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: Mid-Indian Ridge. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 77.6764° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.5057° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mid-Indian Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-18 21:56:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 22:22:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 4.282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20005jmd Id of event.
Event Code 20005jmd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jmd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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