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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Kishtwar in India

Earthquake location 33.2787S, 75.9138WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kishtwar in India on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 75.9138 East, latitude 33.2787 North, depth = 38.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 13:53:29 / May 29, 2017 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10008w1v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008w1v. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.71 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:23:29 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bijbiāra, Padam, Kulgām (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Udhampur (c. 80 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Anantnāg (c. 79 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Padam (c. 25 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Bijbiāra (c. 24 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chamba (c. 21 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Doda (c. 17 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. 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: 14 km ESE of Kishtwar, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 75.9138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE of Kishtwar, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-29 13:53:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-29 16:40:38 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 1 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 5.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us10008w1v Id of event.
Event Code 10008w1v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008w1v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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