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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan

Earthquake location 38.5115S, 49.5237WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan kilometers (0 miles) from Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 49.5237° East, 38.5115° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 10:03:34 / December 17, 2018 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:03:34 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iue2. Unique identifier: us2000iue2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neftçala, Hashtpar, Masally (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Lankaran (c. 240 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hashtpar (c. 45 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Āstārā (c. 39 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Neftçala (c. 18 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Astara (c. 15 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Masally (c. 9 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boradigah (c. 5 900 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 49.5237° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5115° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-17 10:03:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-17 11:09:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 4.052 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us2000iue2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000iue2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iue2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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