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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Sarkand in Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 44.9647S, 80.8057WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Sarkand in Kazakhstan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 80.8057 East, latitude 44.9647 North, depth = 51.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 03:18:38 / August 25, 2018 @ 3:18 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.01 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:18:38 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gh4y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gh4y.

Nearby country/countries, Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarkand (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Sarkand (c. 76 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km SE of Sarkand, Kazakhstan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 80.8057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.9647° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km SE of Sarkand, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-25 03:18:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-19 03:06:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 246 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 2.017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us1000gh4y Id of event.
Event Code 1000gh4y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gh4y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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