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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location 48.8595S, -27.9416WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:54:49 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 00:54:49 / August 14, 2017 @ 12:54 am. Exact location, longitude -27.9416° West, latitude 48.8595° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7w4. Id of event: us2000a7w4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.9416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.8595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-14 00:54:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 01:40:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 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 326 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 19.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us2000a7w4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7w4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7w4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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