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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Bliss Corner in Massachusetts

Earthquake location 41.5261S, -70.966WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Bliss Corner in Massachusetts. Exact location of event, depth 15.05 km, -70.966° West, 41.5261° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/20 / 2020-11-08 14:10:07 / November 8, 2020 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bliss Corner in Massachusetts (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00qjhe0w, us7000cc4d. Unique identifier: us7000cc4d. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:10:07 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.05 km (9 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from South Boston (c. 571 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Providence (c. 178 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from New Bedford (c. 95 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Brockton (c. 93 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quincy (c. 92 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Fall River (c. 88 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was South Boston, Natick, Wellesley (min 5000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km SSW of Bliss Corner, Massachusetts. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.5261° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km SSW of Bliss Corner, Massachusetts Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-08 14:10:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-08 14:22:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 200 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 1 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 332 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 ,at,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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cc4d Id of event.
Event Code 7000cc4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qjhe0w,us7000cc4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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