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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Cortes de la Frontera in Spain

Earthquake location 36.557S, -5.396WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Cortes de la Frontera in Spain. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000dsmh. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dsmh. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/18 / 2018-04-26 11:13:20 / April 26, 2018 @ 11:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -5.396° West, 36.557° North. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:13:20 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Jerez de la Frontera (c. 207 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Marbella (c. 134 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cadiz (c. 126 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Algeciras (c. 116 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Fernando (c. 96 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from El Puerto de Santa María (c. 87 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedrera, Rota, Marchena.

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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 8 km SW of Cortes de la Frontera, Spain.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -5.396° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.557° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Cortes de la Frontera, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-26 11:13:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-26 23:20:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 235 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 0.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 us1000dsmh Id of event.
Event Code 1000dsmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dsmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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