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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Bowen in Australia



Earthquake location -19.73S, 148.92WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Bowen in Australia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006emu. Unique identifier: us10006emu. Exact location of event, longitude 148.92 East, latitude -19.73 South, depth = 2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 05:30:34 / August 18, 2016 @ 5:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:30:34 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Red Hill, Bowen. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bowen (c. 11 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Red Hill (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Australia (c. 21 516 000 pop).

Each 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 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 has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km ENE of Bowen, Australia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.92° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.73° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km ENE of Bowen, Australia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-18 05:30:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 08:15:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 246 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006emu Id of event.
Event Code 10006emu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006emu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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