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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Verkhniy Fiagdon in Russia

Earthquake location 42.9381S, 44.3096WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Verkhniy Fiagdon in Russia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 21:01:40 / January 26, 2020 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.3096 East, latitude 42.9381 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:01:40 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007gpv. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007gpv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Vladikavkaz (c. 317 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nal’chik (c. 272 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Nazran’ (c. 164 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Staryy Malgobek (c. 46 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Malgobek (c. 43 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valerik, Chegem Vtoroy, Nogamerzin-Yurt (min 5000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km N of Verkhniy Fiagdon, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.3096° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9381° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Verkhniy Fiagdon, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-26 21:01:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-24 03:38:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 1.298 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us60007gpv Id of event.
Event Code 60007gpv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007gpv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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