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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Aasiaat in Greenland

Earthquake location 69.1614S, -53.6334WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 58 km NNW of Aasiaat, Greenland (36 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 22:32:17 / April 5, 2016 @ 10:32 pm. 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 13.57 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005hh4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hh4. Exact location of event, longitude -53.6334 West, latitude 69.1614 North, depth = 13.57 km. The temblor was reported at 20:32:17 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 58 km NNW of Aasiaat, Greenland.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -53.6334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.1614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNW of Aasiaat, Greenland 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 22:32:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 00:11:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 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 312 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 0.905 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 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 us20005hh4 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hh4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hh4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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