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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 72 km SW of Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan

Earthquake location 42.067S, 75.4877WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Balykchy in Kyrgyzstan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:03:21 / 10:03 am (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 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 10:03:21 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:03 am. Unique identifier: us6000bd70. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bd70. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 75.4877 East, latitude 42.067 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tokmok, Naryn, Bystrovka. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Tokmok (c. 63 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Naryn (c. 52 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Balykchy (c. 40 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bystrovka (c. 10 300 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km SW of Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 75.4877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.067° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72 km SW of Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-12 10:03:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-12 10:48:37 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 298 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 0.738 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us6000bd70 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bd70 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bd70, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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