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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Georgievka in Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 43.2865S, 75.0557WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Georgievka in Kazakhstan on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:54:54 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 75.0557 East, latitude 43.2865 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000825u. Event ids that are associated: us2000825u. Global time and date of event 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 05:54:54 / December 18, 2016 @ 5:54 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bystrovka, Bishkek, Tokmok (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Bishkek (c. 900 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kant (c. 20 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Georgiyevka (c. 9 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km NE of Georgievka, Kazakhstan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 75.0557° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.2865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NE of Georgievka, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-18 05:54:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 08:17:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 0.768 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 152 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 us2000825u Id of event.
Event Code 2000825u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000825u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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