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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Metkovic in Croatia

Earthquake location 42.9897S, 17.7979WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Metkovic in Croatia. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:37:43 / 12:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 11:37:43 / April 24, 2020 @ 11:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 17.7979 East, latitude 42.9897 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009bbx. Unique identifier: us60009bbx.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Bosnia and Herzegovina (c. 4 590 000 pop), Croatia (c. 4 491 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomislavgrad, Plužine, Herceg-Novi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Mostar (c. 104 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Trebinje (c. 33 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Dubrovnik (c. 28 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Herceg-Novi (c. 19 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Konjic (c. 16 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Metković (c. 13 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km ESE of Metkovic, Croatia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 17.7979° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9897° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE of Metkovic, Croatia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-24 11:37:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-26 11:55:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 273 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 1.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us60009bbx Id of event.
Event Code 60009bbx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009bbx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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