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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Chiojdu in Romania

Earthquake location 45.4031S, 26.1364WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Chiojdu in Romania. The temblor was picked up at 01:22:01 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005daw. Event ids that are associated: us70005daw. Exact location of event, longitude 26.1364 East, latitude 45.4031 North, depth = 139.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 139.29 km (87 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/19 / 2019-09-07 23:22:01 / September 7, 2019 @ 11:22 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ludeşti, Ciocăneşti, Panciu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NW of Chiojdu, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1364° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.4031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Chiojdu, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-07 23:22:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-07 23:33:11 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 271 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 0.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us70005daw Id of event.
Event Code 70005daw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005daw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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