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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 29 km NNW of Cimarron, New Mexico

Earthquake location 36.772S, -104.9809WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Cimarron in New Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 19:31:13 / December 23, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. Id of earthquake: us10007mbu. Event ids that are associated: us10007mbu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:31:13 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -104.9809 West, latitude 36.772 North, depth = 5 km.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taos, Trinidad, Raton. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taos (c. 5 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km NNW of Cimarron, New Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -104.9809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NNW of Cimarron, New Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 19:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 20:17:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.94 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 315 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 0.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us10007mbu Id of event.
Event Code 10007mbu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mbu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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