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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Marazy in Azerbaijan

Earthquake location 40.6413S, 48.9918WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Marazy in Azerbaijan on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:57:47 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 48.9918° East, 40.6413° North. Unique identifier: us2000hhcj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhcj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 22:57:47 / September 19, 2018 @ 10:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Baku (c. 1 116 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sumqayıt (c. 265 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Qaraçuxur (c. 73 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Şirvan (c. 70 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bakıxanov (c. 66 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bilajari (c. 42 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quba, Bilajer, Qaraçuxur (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 13 km NNE of Marazy, Azerbaijan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.9918° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6413° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNE of Marazy, Azerbaijan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-19 22:57:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-08 23:31:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 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 3.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us2000hhcj Id of event.
Event Code 2000hhcj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hhcj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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