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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 9 km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia

Earthquake location 37.1414S, 10.2893WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ghar al Milh in Tunisia. Exact location of earthquake, 10.2893° East, 37.1414° North, depth 5.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 16:42:35 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:42 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:42:35 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.05 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1j9. Unique identifier: us1000d1j9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Tunis (c. 693 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bizerte (c. 115 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ariana (c. 97 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Goulette (c. 79 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ben Arous (c. 74 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Mohammedia (c. 66 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Al Marsá (c. 65 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tunisia (c. 10 589 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sejenane, El Fahs, El Maamoura (min 5000 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 9 km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 10.2893° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-08 16:42:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-08 17:10:38 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 340 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 1.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us1000d1j9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d1j9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d1j9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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