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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 6 km WSW of Rawalpindi, Pakistan



Earthquake location 33.5862S, 73.0028WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Rawalpindi in Pakistan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 73.0028° East, latitude 33.5862° North, depth = 30.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:24:52 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ac8j. Event ids that are associated: us2000ac8j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.89 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 12:24:52 / August 27, 2017 @ 12:24 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 6 km (4 miles) from Rawalpindi (c. 1 743 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kotli (c. 640 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Islamabad (c. 601 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chakwāl (c. 101 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Swābi (c. 97 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Muzaffarābād, Baffa, Choa Saidān Shāh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 6 km WSW of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.0028° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5862° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Rawalpindi, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 12:24:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 13:00:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 333 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 0.23 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us2000ac8j Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac8j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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