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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Ngulu in Micronesia



Earthquake location 8.3142S, 137.8044WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia (24 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:24:30 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 137.8044° East, latitude 8.3142° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 01:24:30 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004uxe. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uxe. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 137.8044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-27 01:24:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 01:48:23 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 12.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20004uxe Id of event.
Event Code 20004uxe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uxe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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