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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Millthorpe in Australia



Earthquake location -33.5387S, 148.9535WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Millthorpe in Australia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008hbg. Unique identifier: us10008hbg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 148.9535 East, latitude -33.5387 South, depth = 13.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.21 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:31:06 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 16:31:06 / April 13, 2017 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Australia (c. 21 516 000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Orange (c. 39 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bathurst (c. 33 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Parkes (c. 10 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Cowra (c. 6 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kelso (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parkes, Kelso, Bathurst.

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

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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: 23 km WSW of Millthorpe, Australia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.9535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.5387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Millthorpe, Australia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-13 16:31:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 20:48:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 0.887 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us10008hbg Id of event.
Event Code 10008hbg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hbg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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