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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Al Wafrah in Kuwait

Earthquake location 28.8487S, 47.5762WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Al Wafrah in Kuwait on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:04:47 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 03:04:47 / December 21, 2020 @ 3:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, 47.5762° East, 28.8487° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000cstn. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cstn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was As Sālimīyah, Ad Dasmah, Ar Rumaythīyah. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from (c. 637 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from (c. 164 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from As Sālimīyah (c. 147 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from (c. 139 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Al Farwānīyah (c. 86 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from (c. 68 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Kuwait (c. 2 789 000 pop).

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. 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 have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km NW of Al Wafrah, Kuwait. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.5762° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.8487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km NW of Al Wafrah, Kuwait Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-21 03:04:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-21 03:14:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 3.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us7000cstn Id of event.
Event Code 7000cstn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cstn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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