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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Pulwama in India

Earthquake location 33.866S, 74.9266WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pulwama in India. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 74.9266° East, 33.866° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cr0b. Event ids that are associated: us7000cr0b. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:57:34 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 21:57:34 / December 9, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Riāsi, Uri, Rājauri (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Srinagar (c. 975 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Soyībug (c. 104 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Anantnāg (c. 79 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bāramūla (c. 77 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sopur (c. 63 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bandipura (c. 32 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

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. 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 six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km ESE of Pulwama, India. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 74.9266° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km ESE of Pulwama, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-09 21:57:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-19 00:17:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 272 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 1.397 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 145 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 us7000cr0b Id of event.
Event Code 7000cr0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cr0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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