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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 9 km SSE of Akhty, Russia



Earthquake location 41.3737S, 47.7606WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Akhty in Russia on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 47.7606 East, latitude 41.3737 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 01:45:14 / September 6, 2017 @ 1:45 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000aggx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aggx. The temblor was reported at 04:45:14 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mingelchaur, Dagestanskiye Ogni, Derbent. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Derbent (c. 106 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mingelchaur (c. 95 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sheki (c. 63 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Xaçmaz (c. 37 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Geoktschai (c. 35 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Dagestanskiye Ogni (c. 27 800 pop).

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 eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 9 km SSE of Akhty, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.7606° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Akhty, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-06 01:45:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-06 03:43:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 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 2.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000aggx Id of event.
Event Code 2000aggx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aggx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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