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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Kyonju in South Korea



Earthquake location 35.7436S, 129.1707WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kyonju in South Korea. Event id: us10006qtm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qtm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:33:58 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 129.1707° East, 35.7436° North, depth 13.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.43 km (8 miles). Global time and date of event 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 11:33:58 / September 19, 2016 @ 11:33 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Busan (c. 3 678 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Daegu (c. 2 566 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ulsan (c. 962 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Changwon (c. 550 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pohang (c. 500 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kimhae (c. 356 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gumi (c. 291 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jenzan, Gumi, Naesŏ. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Korea (c. 48 423 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 11 km SSW of Kyonju, South Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.1707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSW of Kyonju, South Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-19 11:33:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 13:30:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 42 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 344 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006qtm Id of event.
Event Code 10006qtm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qtm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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