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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Sapatgram in India

Earthquake location 26.4068S, 90.1596WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sapatgram in India on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 90.1596 East, latitude 26.4068 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000hd8v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hd8v. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 04:50:46 / September 12, 2018 @ 4:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:20:46 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilmāri, Birpara, Shemgang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Koch Bihār (c. 78 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lalmanirhat (c. 65 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bongaigaon (c. 64 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tura (c. 63 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dhuburi (c. 62 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Goālpāra (c. 50 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Chilmāri (c. 49 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Bangladesh (c. 156 118 000 pop), India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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 NNE of Sapatgram, India.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 90.1596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.4068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNE of Sapatgram, India Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-12 04:50:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 05:16:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 330 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 57 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.96 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level pending 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 517 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 1.74 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us2000hd8v Id of event.
Event Code 2000hd8v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hd8v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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