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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 22 km SE of Shardara, Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 41.1099S, 68.1561WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Shardara in Kazakhstan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 19:10:36 / May 28, 2016 @ 7:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20005yvx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005yvx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 68.1561° East, latitude 41.1099° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:10:36 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Tashkent (c. 1 978 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yangiyŭl (c. 60 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guliston (c. 53 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sirdaryo (c. 26 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Shardara (c. 25 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Saryaghash (c. 25 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gagarin (c. 24 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bŭka, Saryaghash, Tashkent (min 5000 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 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 has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km SE of Shardara, Kazakhstan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.1561° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.1099° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Shardara, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-28 19:10:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 22:16:56 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 326 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 0.887 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 us20005yvx Id of event.
Event Code 20005yvx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yvx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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