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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 50 km NNE of Chamba, India

Earthquake location 33.0075S, 76.2734WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chamba in India on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 20:34:12 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). 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 35.78 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 15:04:12 / February 26, 2020 @ 3:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 76.2734 East, latitude 33.0075 North, depth = 35.78 km. Unique identifier: us600084lt. Ids that are associated to the event: us600084lt.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kāngra, Pathankot, Kathua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Pathankot (c. 174 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kathua (c. 48 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Padam (c. 25 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Chamba (c. 21 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kishtwār (c. 20 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Dharmsāla (c. 19 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Doda (c. 17 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NNE of Chamba, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 76.2734° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0075° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Chamba, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-26 15:04:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-26 15:24:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 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 385 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 2.596 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us600084lt Id of event.
Event Code 600084lt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084lt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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