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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Denman in Australia

Earthquake location -32.3619S, 150.7517WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Denman in Australia on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006s1e. Id of event: us60006s1e. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:27:39 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.7517° East, -32.3619° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 04:27:39 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Cessnock (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Maitland (c. 67 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cessnock (c. 16 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Singleton (c. 13 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Muswellbrook (c. 11 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kurri Kurri (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Australia (c. 21 516 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km ENE of Denman, Australia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.7517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.3619° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ENE of Denman, Australia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-16 04:27:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 05:54:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 211 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 2.077 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us60006s1e Id of event.
Event Code 60006s1e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006s1e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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