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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Port Blair in India

Earthquake location 10.8899S, 92.5217WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Port Blair in India. The temblor was detected at 13:03:58 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000a6l9. Event ids that are associated: us6000a6l9. Exact location, longitude 92.5217° East, latitude 10.8899° North, depth = 8.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 13:03:58 / May 31, 2020 @ 1:03 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.42 km (5 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Port Blair (c. 112 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bamboo Flat (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bamboo Flat, Port Blair.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km SSW of Port Blair, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.5217° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8899° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89 km SSW of Port Blair, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-31 13:03:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-07 13:46:43 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 340 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 0.791 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000a6l9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a6l9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a6l9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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