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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Comandau in Romania

Earthquake location 45.6805S, 26.3705WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Comandau in Romania. The epicenter was at a depth of 148.22 km (92 miles). Exact location, longitude 26.3705° East, latitude 45.6805° North, depth = 148.22 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:38:11 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hi43. Unique identifier: us1000hi43. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 00:38:11 / October 28, 2018 @ 12:38 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blăgeşti, Răchitoasa, Izvoarele (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 12 km SE of Comandau, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3705° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.6805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SE of Comandau, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-28 00:38:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-28 01:15:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 187 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.75 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 572 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 0.353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hi43 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hi43 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hi43, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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