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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Samtse in Bhutan

Earthquake location 27.0239S, 89.1632WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Samtse in Bhutan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.71 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:37:54 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 46.71 km, 89.1632° East, 27.0239° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 21:37:54 / February 13, 2016 @ 9:37 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050r7. Id of event: us200050r7.

Country/countries that might be effected, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haldībāri, Koch Bihār, Shiliguri (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km NNE of Samtse, Bhutan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 89.1632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.0239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNE of Samtse, Bhutan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-13 21:37:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 01:55:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 212 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 2.819 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us200050r7 Id of event.
Event Code 200050r7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050r7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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