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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Churachandpur in India

Earthquake location 24.0249S, 93.694WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Churachandpur in India on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.71 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 93.694 East, latitude 24.0249 North, depth = 59.71 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000312b. Unique identifier: us1000312b. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/15 / 2015-07-21 08:21:37 / July 21, 2015 @ 8:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:51:37 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imphal, Mawlaik, Yairipok (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Imphal (c. 223 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Churāchāndpur (c. 47 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Thoubāl (c. 44 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kakching (c. 30 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mayāng Imphāl (c. 22 200 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 34 km S of Churachandpur, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 24.0249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km S of Churachandpur, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-21 08:21:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-11 13:32:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 2.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us1000312b Id of event.
Event Code 1000312b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000312b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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