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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Severo-Kuril’sk in Russia

Earthquake location 48.8952S, 156.2804WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 198 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia (123 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.33 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003nig. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nig. Exact location of event, longitude 156.2804 East, latitude 48.8952 North, depth = 35.33 km. Global time and date of event 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 05:49:46 / October 14, 2015 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:46 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 198 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.2804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.8952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 198km S of Severo-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 2015-10-14 05:49:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-14 06:19:25 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 385 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 4.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10003nig Id of event.
Event Code 10003nig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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