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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Gilgit in Pakistan

Earthquake location 35.6438S, 74.5742WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Gilgit in Pakistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.99 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006sjv. Event ids that are associated: us70006sjv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 17:50:02 / December 30, 2019 @ 5:50 pm. Exact location, longitude 74.5742° East, latitude 35.6438° North, depth = 44.99 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:50:02 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gilgit (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Gilgit (c. 10 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 39 km SE of Gilgit, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 74.5742° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6438° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SE of Gilgit, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-30 17:50:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 18:08:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 401 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 2.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006sjv Id of event.
Event Code 70006sjv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006sjv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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