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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 2 km SSE of Polkowice, Poland

Earthquake location 51.4801S, 16.0838WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Polkowice in Poland on Tuesday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:31 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bwbs. Id of event: us1000bwbs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 16.0838 East, latitude 51.4801 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/17 / 2017-12-26 11:15:31 / December 26, 2017 @ 11:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Czempiń, Zbąszynek, Jedlina-Zdrój (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 2 km SSE of Polkowice, Poland.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 16.0838° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSE of Polkowice, Poland Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-26 11:15:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-01 15:22:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 234 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 1.938 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000bwbs Id of event.
Event Code 1000bwbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bwbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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