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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom

Earthquake location 51.817S, -0.6649WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pitstone in United Kingdom. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -0.6649 West, latitude 51.817 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 08:45:27 / September 8, 2020 @ 8:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000bjlf. Event ids that are associated: us7000bjlf. The temblor was picked up at 08:45:27 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from London (c. 7 556 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from City of London (c. 7 556 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Islington (c. 319 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Coventry (c. 308 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Reading (c. 244 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bexley (c. 228 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Countesthorpe, Broughton Astley, Liss (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 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 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: 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -0.6649° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.817° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-08 08:45:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-08 09:16:38 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 4 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 238 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 3.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us7000bjlf Id of event.
Event Code 7000bjlf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bjlf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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