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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Gangtok in India

Earthquake location 27.2285S, 88.8025WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Gangtok in India. Event id: us10003mmv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mmv. Exact location of earthquake, 88.8025° East, 27.2285° North, depth 47.09 km. 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 47.09 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 01:48:45 / October 10, 2015 @ 1:48 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:48:45 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilām, Fālākāta, Thimphu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km ESE of Gangtok, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 88.8025° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.2285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Gangtok, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-10 01:48:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-10 02:31:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 315 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 1.91 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us10003mmv Id of event.
Event Code 10003mmv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mmv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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