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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Nioumachoua in Comoros



Earthquake location -12.4971S, 43.2695WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Nioumachoua in Comoros. The temblor was reported at 04:08:44 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 43.2695 East, latitude -12.4971 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006r9h. Id of event: us10006r9h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 01:08:44 / September 21, 2016 @ 1:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Comoros (c. 773 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ouella, Moroni, Fomboni (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Moroni (c. 42 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fomboni (c. 15 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ouella (c. 5 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 50 km WSW of Nioumachoua, Comoros.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.2695° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.4971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WSW of Nioumachoua, Comoros Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-21 01:08:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-21 01:32:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 400 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 10.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us10006r9h Id of event.
Event Code 10006r9h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006r9h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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