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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Vrincioaia in Romania

Earthquake location 45.8434S, 26.7615WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vrincioaia in Romania on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 23:05:08 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000510u. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000510u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/19 / 2019-08-05 21:05:08 / August 5, 2019 @ 9:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.14 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 26.7615 East, latitude 45.8434 North, depth = 52.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banca, Hălchiu, Blăgeşti (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km ESE of Vrincioaia, Romania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.8434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE of Vrincioaia, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-05 21:05:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-05 21:22:31 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 298 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 0.672 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 35 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 us6000510u Id of event.
Event Code 6000510u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000510u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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