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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location 8.7702S, -40.2266WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -40.2266 West, latitude 8.7702 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 19:58:09 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpxd. Id of event: us2000bpxd. The temblor was detected at 16:58:09 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -40.2266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-16 19:58:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 20:23:40 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 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 17.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 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 us2000bpxd Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpxd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpxd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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