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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Birpara in India

Earthquake location 26.7815S, 89.1091WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Birpara in India on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.87 km (9 miles). Event id: us10004x93. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004x93. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 16:15:12 / March 12, 2016 @ 4:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:45:12 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 89.1091 East, latitude 26.7815 North, depth = 14.87 km.

Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dārjiling, Kārsiyāng, Daga. Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 9 km NNW of Birpara, India. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 89.1091° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.7815° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Birpara, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-12 16:15:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-13 21:25:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 235 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 2.748 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us10004x93 Id of event.
Event Code 10004x93 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004x93, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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