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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Sungjibaegam in North Korea



Earthquake location 41.3263S, 129.0103WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 01:30:02 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:30 am. The temblor was reported at 10:30:02 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 129.0103 East, latitude 41.3263 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004bnm. Event ids that are associated: us10004bnm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.0103° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 01:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 01:45:27 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 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 400 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 3.613 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us10004bnm Id of event.
Event Code 10004bnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bnm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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