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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Port Blair in India

Earthquake location 10.1815S, 93.6242WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 190 km SSE of Port Blair, India (118 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.74 km (9 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:32:57 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 20:32:57 / April 19, 2016 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jx7. Unique identifier: us20005jx7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 93.6242° East, latitude 10.1815° North, depth = 13.74 km.

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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 190 km SSE of Port Blair, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.6242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 190km SSE 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 2016-04-19 20:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 20:50:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 432 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 1.701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us20005jx7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005jx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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