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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Chateau-d’Oex in Switzerland

Earthquake location 46.5152S, 7.0354WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Chateau-d’Oex in Switzerland on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 09:10:34 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100095q7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100095q7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.86 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 7.0354° East, latitude 46.5152° North, depth = 5.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 08:10:34 / July 1, 2017 @ 8:10 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint-Claude, Valfin-lès-Saint-Claude, Herzogenbuchsee (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Genève (c. 184 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bern (c. 121 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lausanne (c. 116 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Biel/Bienne (c. 48 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Thun (c. 42 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Köniz (c. 37 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Switzerland (c. 7 581 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 8 km WNW of Chateau-d’Oex, Switzerland.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 7.0354° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.5152° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-01 08:10:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-01 08:27:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 259 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 0.237 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100095q7 Id of event.
Event Code 100095q7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100095q7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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