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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 2 km ENE of Alkhan-Kala, Russia

Earthquake location 43.2655S, 45.5679WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Alkhan-Kala in Russia on Saturday. Event id: us7000cqni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqni. Exact location, longitude 45.5679° East, latitude 43.2655° North, depth = 18 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:50:22 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 23:50:22 / December 12, 2020 @ 11:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mozdok, Kargalinskaya, Dylym. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Vladikavkaz (c. 317 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Groznyy (c. 226 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nazran’ (c. 164 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Khasavyurt (c. 126 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ordzhonikidzevskaya (c. 71 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Staryy Malgobek (c. 46 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 2 km ENE of Alkhan-Kala, Russia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5679° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.2655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km ENE of Alkhan-Kala, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-12 23:50:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-13 00:04:27 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 259 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 2.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us7000cqni Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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