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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.5179S, -173.4704WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km SE of Atka, Alaska (56 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4704 West, latitude 51.5179 North, depth = 41.62 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 22:22:16 / December 31, 2015 @ 10:22 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:16 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004amq. Id of event: us10004amq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.62 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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: 90 km SE of Atka, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.4704° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.5179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km SE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-31 22:22:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-31 22:48:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 0.819 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 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 us10004amq Id of event.
Event Code 10004amq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004amq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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