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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 25 km E of North Vanlaiphai, India

Earthquake location 23.1204S, 93.3092WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from North Vanlaiphai in India. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:33:53 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 93.3092 East, latitude 23.1204 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000aqg3. Event ids that are associated: us7000aqg3. Global time and date of event 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 16:33:53 / July 17, 2020 @ 4:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sairang, Aizawl, Saiha. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Aizawl (c. 265 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lunglei (c. 52 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Serchhīp (c. 20 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Thenzawl (c. 6 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Sairang (c. 5 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 25 km E of North Vanlaiphai, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.3092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.1204° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km E of North Vanlaiphai, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-17 16:33:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 16:50:10 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 432 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 0.546 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 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000aqg3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000aqg3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aqg3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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