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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Staraya Pokrovka in Kyrgyzstan

Earthquake location 42.5888S, 75.1539WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Staraya Pokrovka in Kyrgyzstan. The temblor was reported at 06:55:45 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 00:55:45 / April 21, 2017 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 75.1539 East, latitude 42.5888 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10008n61. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n61.

Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Bishkek (c. 900 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Balykchy (c. 40 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kant (c. 20 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Georgiyevka (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balykchy, Georgiyevka, Bishkek (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km SSW of Staraya Pokrovka, Kyrgyzstan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 75.1539° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW of Staraya Pokrovka, Kyrgyzstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 00:55:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-06 03:47:49 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 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 0.447 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 57 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 us10008n61 Id of event.
Event Code 10008n61 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008n61, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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