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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Margherita in India

Earthquake location 27.2191S, 96.1485WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Margherita in India on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.42 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000caa9. Event ids that are associated: us6000caa9. Global time and date of event 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 19:55:49 / October 20, 2020 @ 7:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 57.42 km, 96.1485° East, 27.2191° North. The temblor was detected at 19:55:49 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tinsukia (c. 89 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Margherita (c. 24 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Duliāgaon (c. 23 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Dum Duma (c. 21 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Digboi (c. 20 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nāmrup (c. 18 400 pop). Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Duliāgaon, Tinsukia, Nāmrup (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 48 km E of Margherita, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.1485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.2191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km E of Margherita, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-20 19:55:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 21:40:41 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 246 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 3.411 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 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 us6000caa9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000caa9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000caa9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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