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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Khagrachhari in Bangladesh

Earthquake location 23.4098S, 92.0087WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Khagrachhari in Bangladesh. Global time and date of event 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 01:47:38 / August 30, 2020 @ 1:47 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000bh52. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh52. The temblor was detected at 01:47:38 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 37.45 km, 92.0087° East, 23.4098° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.45 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kailāshahar, Raojān, Lunglei. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Comilla (c. 389 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Aizawl (c. 265 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Agartala (c. 203 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Feni (c. 84 000 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Lākshām (c. 82 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lunglei (c. 52 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Khagrachhari (c. 50 400 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one 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.

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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: 33 km N of Khagrachhari, Bangladesh.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.0087° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km N of Khagrachhari, Bangladesh Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-30 01:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-04 00:37:51 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 400 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 0.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us7000bh52 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bh52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bh52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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