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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Lakhipur in India

Earthquake location 25.7679S, 90.5021WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Lakhipur in India. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 07:42:24 / April 5, 2016 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 90.5021° East, 25.7679° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:12:24 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005fj8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fj8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Sherpur (c. 107 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Netrakona (c. 79 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chilmāri (c. 49 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tufānganj, Netrakona, Sherpur.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km SE of Lakhipur, India. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 90.5021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.7679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SE of Lakhipur, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-05 07:42:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 08:00:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 392 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 1.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us20005fj8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005fj8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fj8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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