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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 0 km ENE of Naruja, Romania

Earthquake location 45.8351S, 26.7898WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Naruja in Romania. Global time and date of event 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 11:59:50 / October 31, 2016 @ 11:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000738i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000738i. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.15 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 26.7898° East, 45.8351° North, depth 89.15 km. The temblor was detected at 13:59:50 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balcani, Sâncrăieni, Drajna de Jos (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tecuci (c. 41 200 pop).

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 have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 0 km ENE of Naruja, Romania.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.8351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km ENE of Naruja, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-31 11:59:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 14:17:55 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 259 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 0.685 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us1000738i Id of event.
Event Code 1000738i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000738i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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