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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 109 km S of Vrangel’, Russia

Earthquake location 41.7519S, 132.9481WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 109 km S of Vrangel’, Russia (68 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007swd. Event ids that are associated: us10007swd. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:59 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 486.32 km (302 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.9481 East, latitude 41.7519 North, depth = 486.32 km. Global time and date of event 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 17:04:59 / January 12, 2017 @ 5:04 pm UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 109 km S of Vrangel’, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.9481° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.7519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 486.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km S of Vrangel', Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-12 17:04:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-12 17:22:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 354 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 2.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10007swd Id of event.
Event Code 10007swd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007swd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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