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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Wang Nuea in Thailand

Earthquake location 19.1925S, 99.6261WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Wang Nuea in Thailand on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:05:42 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.6261 East, latitude 19.1925 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 09:05:42 / February 20, 2019 @ 9:05 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000jkje. Event ids that are associated: us2000jkje.

Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chiang Mai (c. 201 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chiang Rai (c. 78 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Lamphun (c. 43 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Kamphaeng (c. 33 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Dok Kham Tai (c. 23 800 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Phayao (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hang Dong (c. 17 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mae Tha, Lamphun, Hang Dong (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 5 km N of Wang Nuea, Thailand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.6261° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km N of Wang Nuea, Thailand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-20 09:05:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-20 10:09:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 327 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 0.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us2000jkje Id of event.
Event Code 2000jkje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jkje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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