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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Lakhipur in India

Earthquake location 25.9006S, 90.2255WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Lakhipur in India. Unique identifier: us10005jku. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005jku. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 90.2255 East, latitude 25.9006 North, depth = 35.12 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:33:47 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.12 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 18:03:47 / May 16, 2016 @ 6:03 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sorbhog, Koch Bihār, Barpeta. Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SSW of Lakhipur, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 90.2255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.9006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW 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 2016-05-16 18:03:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-13 23:12:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 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 284 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 3.871 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us10005jku Id of event.
Event Code 10005jku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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