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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Balleny Islands region



Earthquake location -62.2332S, 155.2191WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Balleny Islands region (0 miles). Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 01:49:36 / February 26, 2016 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ssu. Id of event: us10004ssu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 155.2191 East, latitude -62.2332 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:49:36 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 nearby. 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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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. 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: Balleny Islands region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.2191° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -62.2332° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Balleny Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 01:49:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 02:07:51 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 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 15.509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us10004ssu Id of event.
Event Code 10004ssu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ssu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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