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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Xudat in Azerbaijan

Earthquake location 41.5874S, 48.6131WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Xudat in Azerbaijan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/17 / 2017-10-04 02:36:37 / October 4, 2017 @ 2:36 am. The temblor was detected at 06:36:37 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000aqmg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aqmg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 48.6131 East, latitude 41.5874 North, depth = 10 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qutqashen, Madzhalis, Khyzy. Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Derbent (c. 106 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Xaçmaz (c. 37 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Dagestanskiye Ogni (c. 27 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Divichibazar (c. 23 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Quba (c. 22 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Belidzhi (c. 16 100 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Qusar (c. 16 000 pop).

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

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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: 7 km SW of Xudat, Azerbaijan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.6131° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.5874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Xudat, Azerbaijan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-04 02:36:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 23:52:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 312 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 3.269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us1000aqmg Id of event.
Event Code 1000aqmg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aqmg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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