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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Ḩamāh in Syria

Earthquake location 35.1962S, 36.9213WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ḩamāh in Syria. The temblor was detected at 13:47:04 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cl5n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cl5n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/20 / 2020-11-30 13:47:04 / November 30, 2020 @ 1:47 pm. 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 12.96 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12.96 km, 36.9213° East, 35.1962° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Homs (c. 775 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from (c. 460 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Idlib (c. 128 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from As Salamīyah (c. 94 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Jablah (c. 65 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Ar Rastan (c. 53 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ma‘arratmişrīn, Jablah, Bāniyās.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 16 km ENE of Ḩamāh, Syria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 36.9213° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1962° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km ENE of Ḩamāh, Syria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-30 13:47:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-30 14:22:44 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 298 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 1.985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us7000cl5n Id of event.
Event Code 7000cl5n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cl5n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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