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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Metsavan in Armenia

Earthquake location 41.3394S, 44.2255WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Metsavan in Armenia. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:17:41 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20006gfg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006gfg. Global time and date of event 21/07/16 / 2016-07-21 15:17:41 / July 21, 2016 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.68 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 44.2255 East, latitude 41.3394 North, depth = 14.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arpaçay, Ijevan, Khashuri (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tbilisi (c. 1 049 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Gyumri (c. 148 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rust’avi (c. 50 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gori (c. 46 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Khashuri (c. 27 800 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km N of Metsavan, Armenia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.2255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3394° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km N of Metsavan, Armenia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-21 15:17:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-21 16:36:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 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 271 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 1.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20006gfg Id of event.
Event Code 20006gfg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006gfg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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