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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 7 km S of Taunton, United Kingdom

Earthquake location 50.9579S, -3.1149WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Taunton in United Kingdom. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:49:15 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60006mp4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006mp4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 22:49:15 / December 5, 2019 @ 10:49 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -3.1149 West, latitude 50.9579 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corsham, Poole, Broadstone (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Bristol (c. 430 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cardiff (c. 302 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Poole (c. 150 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Newport (c. 117 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Exeter (c. 113 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km S of Taunton, United Kingdom.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.1149° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.9579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Taunton, United Kingdom Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 22:49:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 23:15:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 181 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 3.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006mp4 Id of event.
Event Code 60006mp4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006mp4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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