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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Agarak in Armenia



Earthquake location 39.2407S, 46.5002WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Agarak in Armenia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:17:23 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 46.5002° East, latitude 39.2407° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us100085tv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085tv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 06:17:23 / February 28, 2017 @ 6:17 am.

Nearby country/countries, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Xankandi (c. 53 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Kapan (c. 33 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fizuli (c. 26 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Goris (c. 20 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Shushi (c. 18 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hats’avan (c. 15 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culfa, Novyy Karanlug, Xocalı.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NW of Agarak, Armenia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.5002° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Agarak, Armenia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-28 06:17:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 22:07:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 200 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 1.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us100085tv Id of event.
Event Code 100085tv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100085tv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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