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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location 25.4361S, -44.9906WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -44.9906 West, latitude 25.4361 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10008pmw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008pmw. Global time and date of event 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 03:45:24 / April 29, 2017 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:45:24 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -44.9906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.4361° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 03:45:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-13 01:48:13 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 298 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 30.415 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 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 us10008pmw Id of event.
Event Code 10008pmw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pmw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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