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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kuril’sk in Russia

Earthquake location 45.35S, 147.1962WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 55 km WNW of Kuril’sk, Russia (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1962 East, latitude 45.35 North, depth = 132.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/15 / 2015-08-27 19:10:11 / August 27, 2015 @ 7:10 pm. Unique identifier: us100035gy. Ids that are associated to the event: us100035gy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.4 km (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:10:11 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter).

Each 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 55 km WNW of Kuril’sk, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.1962° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.35° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km WNW of Kuril'sk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-27 19:10:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-27 19:25:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 3.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us100035gy Id of event.
Event Code 100035gy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100035gy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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