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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Esik in Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 42.9016S, 77.6094WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Esik in Kazakhstan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, depth 26 km, 77.6094° East, 42.9016° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:21:29 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 12:21:29 / August 31, 2018 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000h5y1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5y1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Burunday, Karakol, Energeticheskiy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Almaty (c. 2 000 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Karakol (c. 70 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Talghar (c. 42 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Esik (c. 33 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Burunday (c. 21 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Energeticheskiy (c. 18 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cholpon-Ata (c. 18 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSE of Esik, Kazakhstan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 77.6094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSE of Esik, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-31 12:21:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 12:45:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 341 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 0.707 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000h5y1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5y1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5y1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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