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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Tekeli in Kazakhstan

Earthquake location 44.9068S, 78.6574WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tekeli in Kazakhstan. The temblor was reported at 11:31:04 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b4n. Id of event: us60007b4n. Exact location of earthquake, 78.6574° East, 44.9068° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 05:31:04 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taldyqorghan (c. 200 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Taldykorgan (c. 116 600 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Tekeli (c. 26 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ush-Tyube (c. 20 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Saryözek (c. 13 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Balpyk Bī (c. 11 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saryözek, Ush-Tyube, Taldyqorghan. Country/countries that might be effected, Kazakhstan (c. 15 340 000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 15 km WNW of Tekeli, Kazakhstan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 78.6574° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.9068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW of Tekeli, Kazakhstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-20 05:31:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-20 05:44:16 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 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 2.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us60007b4n Id of event.
Event Code 60007b4n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007b4n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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