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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Pipalkoti in India

Earthquake location 30.6146S, 79.1719WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pipalkoti in India on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hyg. Unique identifier: us20008hyg. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:33:06 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.22 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 79.1719 East, latitude 30.6146 North, depth = 14.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 17:03:06 / February 6, 2017 @ 5:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Dehradun (c. 522 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Rishīkesh (c. 66 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Rāipur (c. 27 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tehri (c. 27 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pauri (c. 26 500 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Mussoorie (c. 25 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Srīnagar (c. 20 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Rānīkhet (c. 19 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dehradun, Rāiwāla, Doiwāla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 33 km NW of Pipalkoti, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 79.1719° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.6146° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NW of Pipalkoti, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-06 17:03:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-06 17:31:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 253 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.34 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 624 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 5.85 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us20008hyg Id of event.
Event Code 20008hyg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hyg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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