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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near France

Earthquake location 48.4102S, -4.2093WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, France kilometers (0 miles) from France. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -4.2093 West, latitude 48.4102 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:20:56 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 21:20:56 / February 19, 2020 @ 9:20 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70007tax. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007tax. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (13 miles) from Brest (c. 144 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Quimper (c. 63 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lannion (c. 21 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Concarneau (c. 21 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Morlaix (c. 17 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Douarnenez (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guidel-Plage, Plouay, Guingamp. Nearby country/countries, France (c. 64 768 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: France.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -4.2093° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.4102° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place France Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-19 21:20:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 23:49:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 234 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 4.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us70007tax Id of event.
Event Code 70007tax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007tax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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