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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Churachandpur in India



Earthquake location 24.1314S, 93.4958WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Churachandpur in India on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 61.72 km, 93.4958° East, 24.1314° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008m0e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008m0e. The temblor was detected at 17:32:51 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 12:02:51 / February 24, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.72 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Aizawl (c. 265 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Imphal (c. 223 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Churāchāndpur (c. 47 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Thoubāl (c. 44 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kakching (c. 30 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kolasib (c. 25 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mayāng Imphāl (c. 22 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lāla, Sāitlaw, Sairang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SW of Churachandpur, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.4958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Churachandpur, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-24 12:02:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 12:21:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 386 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 0.741 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us20008m0e Id of event.
Event Code 20008m0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008m0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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