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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Athmuqam in Pakistan

Earthquake location 34.9492S, 73.6313WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Athmuqam in Pakistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.36 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 08:04:39 / October 1, 2016 @ 8:04 am. Exact location, longitude 73.6313° East, latitude 34.9492° North, depth = 43.36 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:04:39 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ucc. Id of event: us10006ucc.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Bāramūla (c. 77 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mānsehra (c. 66 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sopur (c. 63 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Haveliān (c. 40 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Bandipura (c. 32 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandipura, Haveliān, Sopur. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km NNW of Athmuqam, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.6313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNW of Athmuqam, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-01 08:04:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-01 08:28:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 450 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 3.028 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10006ucc Id of event.
Event Code 10006ucc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ucc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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