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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Oni in Georgia

Earthquake location 42.5172S, 43.6048WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Oni in Georgia on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:17:20 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/11/18 / 2018-11-06 01:17:20 / November 6, 2018 @ 1:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000i79c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i79c. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 43.6048 East, latitude 42.5172 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop), Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Psygansu, Zmeyskaya, Mart’vili. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Kutaisi (c. 178 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Gori (c. 46 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ts’khinvali (c. 30 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Khashuri (c. 27 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zestap’oni (c. 25 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alagir (c. 19 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chegem (c. 18 400 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km ESE of Oni, Georgia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.6048° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5172° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE of Oni, Georgia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-06 01:17:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-06 01:29:21 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 369 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 1.586 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 34 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 us2000i79c Id of event.
Event Code 2000i79c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i79c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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