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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Habiganj in Bangladesh

Earthquake location 24.1581S, 91.2966WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Habiganj in Bangladesh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.28 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:50:52 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 30.28 km, 91.2966° East, 24.1581° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 04:50:52 / November 8, 2017 @ 4:50 am. Unique identifier: us2000bk8n. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bk8n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belonia, Paltan, Nārāyanganj (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Comilla (c. 389 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Tungi (c. 337 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Narsingdi (c. 281 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sylhet (c. 237 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nārāyanganj (c. 223 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Agartala (c. 203 300 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Bhairab Bāzār (c. 105 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 27 km SSW of Habiganj, Bangladesh.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 91.2966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.1581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW of Habiganj, Bangladesh Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-08 04:50:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-08 21:53:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 41 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 386 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 1.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us2000bk8n Id of event.
Event Code 2000bk8n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bk8n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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