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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Nehoiu in Romania

Earthquake location 45.5165S, 26.2221WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nehoiu in Romania on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 15:08:20 / February 8, 2017 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ii5. Id of event: us20008ii5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2221 East, latitude 45.5165 North, depth = 126.47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.47 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:08:20 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Măicăneşti, Umbrăreşti, Gura Văii. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NNW of Nehoiu, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.2221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.5165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Nehoiu, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-08 15:08:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 22:01:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 347 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 0.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 us20008ii5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ii5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ii5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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