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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Nereju in Romania

Earthquake location 45.7231S, 26.6271WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Nereju in Romania on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 23:11:20 / September 23, 2016 @ 11:11 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:11:20 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006s5c. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006s5c. Exact location of event, depth 88.25 km, 26.6271° East, 45.7231° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.25 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rupea, Măneşti, Gorgota. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 7 km W of Nereju, Romania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.6271° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7231° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km W of Nereju, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 23:11:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 23:37:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 220 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.01 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 621 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 0.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 14 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006s5c Id of event.
Event Code 10006s5c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s5c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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