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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Belokany in Azerbaijan



Earthquake location 41.9189S, 46.6359WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Belokany in Azerbaijan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.56 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:42 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 21:29:42 / September 7, 2016 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 46.6359 East, latitude 41.9189 North, depth = 54.56 km. Unique identifier: us10006mvf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mvf.

Country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sheki, Untsukul’, Shamil’kala. Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Sheki (c. 63 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Zaqatala (c. 18 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Qax (c. 12 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gurjaani (c. 9 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Belokany (c. 9 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aliabad (c. 9 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 28 km NE of Belokany, Azerbaijan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.6359° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.9189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NE of Belokany, Azerbaijan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-07 21:29:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-07 21:45:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 2.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10006mvf Id of event.
Event Code 10006mvf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mvf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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