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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Nikol’skoye in Russia

Earthquake location 54.1126S, 169.2159WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 240 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (149 miles). Event id: us2000a0w6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0w6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.2159 East, latitude 54.1126 North, depth = 19.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.15 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 13:01:58 / July 20, 2017 @ 1:01 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:58 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 240 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.2159° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.1126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 240km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-20 13:01:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-13 16:29:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 271 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 3.235 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000a0w6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a0w6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a0w6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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