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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Lubin in Poland

Earthquake location 51.4585S, 16.1817WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Lubin in Poland on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.54 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:50:33 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20007ez1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ez1. Exact location, longitude 16.1817° East, latitude 51.4585° North, depth = 2.54 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 23:50:33 / October 17, 2016 @ 11:50 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Głogów (c. 68 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oława, Niesky, Opalenica (min 5000 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 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NNW of Lubin, Poland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 16.1817° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4585° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of Lubin, Poland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-17 23:50:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-31 05:43:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 1.894 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us20007ez1 Id of event.
Event Code 20007ez1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007ez1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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