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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Kandhla in India

Earthquake location 29.3006S, 77.2659WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kandhla in India on Wednesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:59:34 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jkem. Unique identifier: us2000jkem. Exact location, longitude 77.2659° East, latitude 29.3006° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 02:29:34 / February 20, 2019 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Delhi (c. 10 928 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Meerut (c. 1 223 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ghāziābād (c. 1 199 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Karol Bāgh (c. 505 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sahāranpur (c. 484 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Muzaffarnagar (c. 349 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dādri, Roorkee, Julāna Shādipur (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 1 km S of Kandhla, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 77.2659° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.3006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km S of Kandhla, India 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 02:29:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-20 03:15:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 252 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 5.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 us2000jkem Id of event.
Event Code 2000jkem An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jkem, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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