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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Port Blair in India

Earthquake location 12.0932S, 94.9395WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 243 km E of Port Blair, India (151 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 94.9395 East, latitude 12.0932 North, depth = 10.13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 18:32:59 / July 17, 2020 @ 6:32 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.13 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:32:59 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqj0. Id of event: us7000aqj0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 243 km E of Port Blair, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.9395° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0932° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 243 km E 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 2020-07-17 18:32:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 18:53:00 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 500 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 2.192 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us7000aqj0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000aqj0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aqj0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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