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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Lopătari in Romania

Earthquake location 45.5918S, 26.5243WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lopătari in Romania on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000de88. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000de88. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 21:13:10 / February 27, 2021 @ 9:13 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.73 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:13:10 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.5243 East, latitude 45.5918 North, depth = 129.73 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corbasca, Corod, Ghidigeni (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km NNW of Lopătari, Romania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.5243° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.5918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 km NNW of Lopătari, Romania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-27 21:13:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 22:18:05 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 0.419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us7000de88 Id of event.
Event Code 7000de88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000de88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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