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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Gura Teghii in Romania



Earthquake location 45.5417S, 26.3054WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gura Teghii in Romania on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 02:32:11 / August 2, 2017 @ 2:32 am. The temblor was reported at 04:32:11 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.24 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a3il. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3il. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.3054 East, latitude 45.5417 North, depth = 133.24 km.

Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matca, Ianca, Văcăreşti (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Gura Teghii, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3054° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.5417° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW of Gura Teghii, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 02:32:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 02:48:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 355 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 0.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us2000a3il Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3il An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3il, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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