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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Muotathal in Switzerland

Earthquake location 46.9189S, 8.8445WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Muotathal in Switzerland. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100087cw. Event ids that are associated: us100087cw. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:12:08 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 20:12:08 / March 6, 2017 @ 8:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 8.8445 East, latitude 46.9189 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naters, Laufenburg, Radolfzell am Bodensee. Country/countries that might be effected, Switzerland (c. 7 581 000 pop), Germany (c. 81 802 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Zürich (c. 341 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Winterthur (c. 91 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Konstanz (c. 81 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sankt Gallen (c. 70 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Luzern (c. 57 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Zürich (Kreis 11) (c. 54 300 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SE of Muotathal, Switzerland. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 8.8445° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Muotathal, Switzerland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-06 20:12:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-06 21:38:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 294 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 0.565 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us100087cw Id of event.
Event Code 100087cw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087cw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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