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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Dmanisi in Georgia

Earthquake location 41.441S, 44.1604WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Dmanisi in Georgia. Exact location of event, longitude 44.1604 East, latitude 41.441 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 10:14:02 / July 12, 2016 @ 10:14 am. Unique identifier: us100062vt. Ids that are associated to the event: us100062vt. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:14:02 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akhaltsikhe, Dilijan, Arpaçay (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Tbilisi (c. 1 049 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gyumri (c. 148 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rust’avi (c. 50 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Gori (c. 46 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ts’khinvali (c. 30 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Khashuri (c. 27 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WSW of Dmanisi, Georgia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.1604° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of Dmanisi, Georgia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-12 10:14:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-12 10:40:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 356 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 1.154 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100062vt Id of event.
Event Code 100062vt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100062vt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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