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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mutuípe in Brazil

Earthquake location -13.2878S, -39.5254WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mutuípe in Brazil. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 10:44:31 / August 30, 2020 @ 10:44 am. Event id: us7000bf08. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bf08. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:31 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -39.5254 West, latitude -13.2878 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ipiaú, Cachoeira, Iaçu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Jequié (c. 127 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santo Antônio de Jesus (c. 74 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Valença (c. 63 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cruz das Almas (c. 47 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jaguaquara (c. 41 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ipiaú (c. 38 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Nazaré (c. 25 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Brazil (c. 201 103 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SSW of Mutuípe, Brazil.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -39.5254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.2878° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SSW of Mutuípe, Brazil 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 10:44:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 04:06:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 332 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 8.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us7000bf08 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bf08 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bf08, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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