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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Gangtok in India

Earthquake location 27.2442S, 88.6261WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Gangtok in India. Exact location, longitude 88.6261° East, latitude 27.2442° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008uvs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uvs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 21:42:10 / March 26, 2017 @ 9:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:12:10 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kārsiyāng (c. 46 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bhadrapur, Tsimasham, Hāsimāra (min 5000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km S of Gangtok, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 88.6261° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.2442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S of Gangtok, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-26 21:42:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 22:10:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 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 323 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 2.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20008uvs Id of event.
Event Code 20008uvs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uvs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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