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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 26 km NNE of Dharchula, India

Earthquake location 30.0534S, 80.6744WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Dharchula in India. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 80.6744° East, 30.0534° North, depth 36.55 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007e1x. Id of event: us10007e1x. The temblor was reported at 22:22:50 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.55 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 16:52:50 / December 1, 2016 @ 4:52 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Pithorāgarh (c. 47 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Dipayal (c. 23 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dadeldhurā (c. 19 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dārchulā (c. 18 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bāgeshwar (c. 8 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dhārchula (c. 7 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lohaghāt (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dipayal, Lohaghāt, Bāgeshwar (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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: 26 km NNE of Dharchula, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 80.6744° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.0534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE of Dharchula, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-01 16:52:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-01 17:12:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 416 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 7.248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10007e1x Id of event.
Event Code 10007e1x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e1x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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