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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Chamba in India

Earthquake location 32.845S, 76.267WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Chamba in India. Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 05:48:43 / May 20, 2017 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.99 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:18:43 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 76.267 East, latitude 32.845 North, depth = 31.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tqh. Id of event: us10008tqh.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagrota, Padam, Rāmnagar. Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Pathankot (c. 174 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kathua (c. 48 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Padam (c. 25 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chamba (c. 21 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Dharmsāla (c. 19 500 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km NNE of Chamba, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 76.267° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNE of Chamba, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 05:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 06:44:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 6.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us10008tqh Id of event.
Event Code 10008tqh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tqh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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