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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Nongstoin in India

Earthquake location 25.5397S, 91.0857WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Nongstoin in India on Sunday. Event id: us20008j9t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j9t. Exact location of earthquake, 91.0857° East, 25.5397° North, depth 33.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:35:33 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.19 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 04:05:33 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:05 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Shillong (c. 132 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Netrakona (c. 79 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barpeta (c. 48 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chhātak (c. 39 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Nongstoin (c. 25 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abhayāpuri, Lakhipur, Hājo (min 5000 pop).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 18 km W of Nongstoin, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 91.0857° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.5397° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W of Nongstoin, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-12 04:05:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 04:25:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 312 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 0.696 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 157 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 us20008j9t Id of event.
Event Code 20008j9t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j9t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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