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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Nereju in Romania

Earthquake location 45.7279S, 26.6078WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nereju in Romania. The temblor was reported at 01:20:55 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007n3r. Unique identifier: us10007n3r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.99 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 23:20:55 / December 27, 2016 @ 11:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 26.6078 East, latitude 45.7279 North, depth = 80.99 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Frumuşiţa, Gorgota, Măneşti. Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km W of Nereju, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.6078° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Nereju, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-27 23:20:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 23:36:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 69 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.05 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 511 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 0.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us10007n3r Id of event.
Event Code 10007n3r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007n3r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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