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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Stilfontein in South Africa

Earthquake location -26.9122S, 26.7738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:05:44 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.7738 East, latitude -26.9122 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 01:05:44 / December 6, 2020 @ 1:05 am. Event id: us7000cnip. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnip.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Allanridge, Kroonstad, Carletonville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km S of Stilfontein, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.9122° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km S of Stilfontein, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-06 01:05:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 01:22:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 2.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us7000cnip Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnip An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnip, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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