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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Scotia Sea



Earthquake location -60.733S, -48.5309WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:58:58 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ubr. Event ids that are associated: us20008ubr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -48.5309 West, latitude -60.733 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 09:58:58 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: Scotia Sea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -48.5309° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -60.733° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Scotia Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-18 09:58:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 06:57:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 4.795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20008ubr Id of event.
Event Code 20008ubr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ubr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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