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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 12 km NNW of Gauripur, India

Earthquake location 26.1925S, 89.9305WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gauripur in India on Saturday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:28 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 89.9305° East, 26.1925° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000clmv. Event ids that are associated: us2000clmv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 01:14:28 / January 20, 2018 @ 1:14 am.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Rangpur (c. 343 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Birpara, Tsirang, Jaigaon (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).

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 four 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NNW of Gauripur, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 89.9305° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.1925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Gauripur, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-20 01:14:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 01:46:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 331 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 1.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us2000clmv Id of event.
Event Code 2000clmv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000clmv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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