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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Samtse in Bhutan

Earthquake location 27.0802S, 88.8983WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Samtse in Bhutan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 88.8983° East, latitude 27.0802° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 23:56:11 / January 16, 2019 @ 11:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000j4ua. Event ids that are associated: us2000j4ua. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:56:11 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mātābhānga, Thimphu, Haldībāri. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Jaigaon (c. 158 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Jalpāiguri (c. 107 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Thimphu (c. 98 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Goyerkāta (c. 66 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Bhutan (c. 700 000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 28 km NW of Samtse, Bhutan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 88.8983° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.0802° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NW of Samtse, Bhutan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-16 23:56:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-17 00:46:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 235 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 2.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us2000j4ua Id of event.
Event Code 2000j4ua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j4ua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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