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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Gura Teghii in Romania

Earthquake location 45.6276S, 26.3958WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Gura Teghii in Romania. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred 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). Unique identifier: us1000ds7w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ds7w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.94 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 17:15:49 / April 25, 2018 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 26.3958° East, 45.6276° North, depth 150.94 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tudor Vladimirescu, Faraoaní, Ghidigeni (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Miercurea-Ciuc (c. 41 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km N of Gura Teghii, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.6276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N of Gura Teghii, 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 2018-05-07 18:53:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 326 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us1000ds7w Id of event.
Event Code 1000ds7w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ds7w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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