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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.8172S, 178.5144WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (9 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00nwynue, us200040d5. Unique identifier: us200040d5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 02:49:28 / October 29, 2015 @ 2:49 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:49:28 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.59 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 178.5144° East, latitude 51.8172° North, depth = 87.59 km.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.5144° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8172° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-29 02:49:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 03:13:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 3.91 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us200040d5 Id of event.
Event Code 200040d5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00nwynue,us200040d5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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