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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Bagh in Pakistan

Earthquake location 34.0967S, 73.8357WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Bagh in Pakistan. Global time and date of event 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 17:25:56 / December 17, 2016 @ 5:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:25:56 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.8357 East, latitude 34.0967 North, depth = 20.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.43 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us200081z0. Ids that are associated to the event: us200081z0.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nazir Town, Rājauri, Rawalpindi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Rawalpindi (c. 1 743 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Srinagar (c. 975 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kotli (c. 640 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Islamabad (c. 601 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Soyībug (c. 104 000 pop). Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 13 km NNE of Bagh, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.8357° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.0967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNE of Bagh, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-17 17:25:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-17 18:45:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 326 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 0.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us200081z0 Id of event.
Event Code 200081z0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081z0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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