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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 0 km ENE of Hovtashen, Armenia

Earthquake location 40.0265S, 44.4592WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Hovtashen in Armenia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 44.4592° East, latitude 40.0265° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:23 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 11:29:23 / February 13, 2021 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhd5. Id of event: us6000dhd5.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taşlıçay, Gyumri, Chambarak. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Yerevan (c. 1 093 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Gyumri (c. 148 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Iğdır (c. 75 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ejmiatsin (c. 49 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hrazdan (c. 40 800 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km ENE of Hovtashen, Armenia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.4592° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0265° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0 km ENE of Hovtashen, Armenia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-13 11:29:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 11:52:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 371 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 0.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us6000dhd5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhd5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhd5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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