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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Lakhipur in India

Earthquake location 26.0732S, 90.2202WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lakhipur in India on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 15:56:42 / October 23, 2016 @ 3:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.31 km, 90.2202° East, 26.0732° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.31 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20007g8h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007g8h. The temblor was detected at 21:26:42 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Chilmāri (c. 49 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barpeta Road, Sarpang, Howli.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km WNW of Lakhipur, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 90.2202° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.0732° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WNW of Lakhipur, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-23 15:56:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-23 16:53:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 328 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 1.558 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20007g8h Id of event.
Event Code 20007g8h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007g8h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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