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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Sita Buzaului in Romania

Earthquake location 45.6103S, 26.2903WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Sita Buzaului in Romania. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 17:15:49 / April 25, 2018 @ 5:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ds5p. Id of event: us1000ds5p. The temblor was picked up at 19:15:49 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 26.2903 East, latitude 45.6103 North, depth = 149 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Miercurea-Ciuc (c. 41 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poenari-Burchi, Corneşti, Gruiu (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ESE of Sita Buzaului, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.2903° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.6103° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Sita Buzaului, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-25 17:15:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-25 17:39:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 327 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 0.27 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us1000ds5p Id of event.
Event Code 1000ds5p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ds5p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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