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Light earthquake 4 mag, 113 km NW of Dostyq, Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 46.0165S, 81.5204WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 113 km NW of Dostyq, Kazakhstan (70 miles). 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 48.14 km (30 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:06:25 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006smy. Id of event: us60006smy. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 12:06:25 / December 17, 2019 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 81.5204° East, latitude 46.0165° North, depth = 48.14 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 113 km NW of Dostyq, Kazakhstan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 81.5204° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.0165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km NW of Dostyq, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-17 12:06:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 08:08:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 246 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 0.852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us60006smy Id of event.
Event Code 60006smy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006smy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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