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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Scotia Sea

Earthquake location -60.387S, -35.3197WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 16:24:42 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002mvf. Id of event: us10002mvf. Global time and date of event 01/07/15 / 2015-07-01 18:24:42 / July 1, 2015 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -35.3197 West, latitude -60.387 South, depth = 13.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.89 km (9 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Scotia Sea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -35.3197° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -60.387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Scotia Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-01 18:24:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-01 18:38:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 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 432 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 6.152 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us10002mvf Id of event.
Event Code 10002mvf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002mvf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Shane

    We felt tremours for 30 seconds in meteghan nova scotia!

  2. Anthony

    Felt it in Weymouth,NS

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