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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Bisoca in Romania

Earthquake location 45.5729S, 26.62WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bisoca in Romania. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.62 East, latitude 45.5729 North, depth = 139.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 11:36:03 / January 9, 2019 @ 11:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.22 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:36:03 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j1vz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j1vz.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Armăşeşti, Podu Turcului, Râşnov. Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 7 km NW of Bisoca, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.62° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.5729° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Bisoca, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-09 11:36:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-09 11:56:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 259 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 0.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us2000j1vz Id of event.
Event Code 2000j1vz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j1vz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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