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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Southwest Indian Ridge



Earthquake location -33.2714S, 56.372WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:26:13 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 56.372 East, latitude -33.2714 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bllg. Id of event: us2000bllg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 21:26:13 / November 2, 2017 @ 9:26 pm. 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: Southwest Indian Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 56.372° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2714° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Southwest Indian Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-02 21:26:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 04:04:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 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 369 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 11.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us2000bllg Id of event.
Event Code 2000bllg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bllg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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