Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Reykjanes Ridge



Earthquake location 58.0241S, -32.3543WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Reykjanes Ridge (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -32.3543° West, latitude 58.0241° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 22:13:27 / September 12, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:13:27 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000al5h. Event ids that are associated: us2000al5h. 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

Did you feel the quake?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Reykjanes Ridge. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -32.3543° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 58.0241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Reykjanes Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-12 22:13:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 22:34:43 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 354 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 8.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000al5h Id of event.
Event Code 2000al5h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000al5h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply