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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Port Blair in India



Earthquake location 11.1633S, 92.8458WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port Blair in India. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:01:42 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 92.8458 East, latitude 11.1633 North, depth = 49.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 14:01:42 / March 17, 2017 @ 2:01 pm. Unique identifier: us20008spa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008spa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.65 km (31 miles).

Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bamboo Flat, Port Blair. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Port Blair (c. 112 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bamboo Flat (c. 7 400 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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km S of Port Blair, India.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.8458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1633° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km S of Port Blair, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-17 14:01:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 14:57:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 369 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 0.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20008spa Id of event.
Event Code 20008spa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008spa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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