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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hoko in South Korea



Earthquake location 36.0477S, 129.3156WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Hoko in South Korea on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 07:49:30 / November 15, 2017 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 129.3156 East, latitude 36.0477 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:49:30 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bnsz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnsz.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Korea (c. 48 423 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Daegu (c. 2 566 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ulsan (c. 962 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Pohang (c. 500 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kimhae (c. 356 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gumi (c. 291 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Kyonju (c. 155 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Gyeongsan-si (c. 129 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimhae, Jenzan, Changnyeong.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km WNW of Hoko, South Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.3156° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WNW of Hoko, South Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-15 07:49:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 14:26:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 341 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 1.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us2000bnsz Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnsz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnsz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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