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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 23 km SSE of Al Quţayfah, Syria

Earthquake location 33.556S, 36.7264WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Al Quţayfah in Syria on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/11/20 / 2020-11-26 22:08:24 / November 26, 2020 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:08:24 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000ck5y. Event ids that are associated: us7000ck5y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 36.7264 East, latitude 33.556 North, depth = 10 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Damascus (c. 1 569 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Douma (c. 111 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Zahlé (c. 78 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dārayyā (c. 71 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from At Tall (c. 55 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from An Nabk (c. 49 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Qaryatayn, Jāsim, Izra‘ (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Lebanon (c. 4 125 000 pop), Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km SSE of Al Quţayfah, Syria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 36.7264° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SSE of Al Quţayfah, Syria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-26 22:08:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-26 22:28:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 263 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 1.999 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us7000ck5y Id of event.
Event Code 7000ck5y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ck5y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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