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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near the Kuril Islands



Earthquake location 45.4912S, 152.2595WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported East of the Kuril Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 16:48:34 / August 21, 2016 @ 4:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 23.22 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 152.2595 East, latitude 45.4912 North, depth = 23.22 km. Id of earthquake: us20006tww. Event ids that are associated: us20006tww. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:48:34 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the Kuril Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.2595° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.4912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place East of the Kuril Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-21 16:48:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 19:56:42 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 298 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 7.012 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 222 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 us20006tww Id of event.
Event Code 20006tww An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006tww, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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