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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Wangdue Phodrang in Bhutan

Earthquake location 27.5014S, 90.1596WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Wangdue Phodrang in Bhutan. The temblor was reported at 09:16:29 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 03:16:29 / May 24, 2017 @ 3:16 am. Event id: us10008wn2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wn2. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.96 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 90.1596° East, 27.5014° North, depth 28.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ha, Tsimasham, Paro. Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Punākha (c. 21 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tsirang (c. 18 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sarpang (c. 10 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Wangdue Phodrang (c. 7 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Jakar (c. 4 800 pop). Close country/countries, Bhutan (c. 700 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 25 km E of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 90.1596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.5014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E of Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-24 03:16:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-19 22:50:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 2.352 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10008wn2 Id of event.
Event Code 10008wn2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wn2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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