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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Haswayn in Yemen



Earthquake location 14.6923S, 52.2569WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 100 km S of Haswayn, Yemen (62 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008dkj. Event ids that are associated: us10008dkj. Exact location of earthquake, 52.2569° East, 14.6923° North, depth 10 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: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 16:08:41 / March 26, 2017 @ 4:08 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:08:41 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 100 km S of Haswayn, Yemen.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.2569° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km S of Haswayn, Yemen Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-26 16:08:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 18:51:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 271 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 10.419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us10008dkj Id of event.
Event Code 10008dkj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dkj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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