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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Athmuqam in Pakistan

Earthquake location 34.4738S, 73.7599WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Athmuqam in Pakistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 07:17:15 / December 27, 2016 @ 7:17 am. The temblor was detected at 12:17:15 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.03 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 73.7599° East, 34.4738° North, depth 49.03 km. Unique identifier: us10007mzk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mzk.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Harīpur, Khalābat, Sumbal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bāramūla (c. 77 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mānsehra (c. 66 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sopur (c. 63 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Harīpur (c. 57 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 16 km SW of Athmuqam, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.7599° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW of Athmuqam, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-27 07:17:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-15 14:34:07 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 284 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 0.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us10007mzk Id of event.
Event Code 10007mzk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mzk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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