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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Buldir Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.8976S, 176.6074WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km SE of Buldir Island, Alaska (43 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.87 km (29 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:10:39 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o5hk1n, us20005h2l, ak13425252. Id of event: us20005h2l. Exact location of earthquake, 176.6074° East, 51.8976° North, depth 45.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 20:10:39 / April 11, 2016 @ 8:10 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Buldir Island in Alaska (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. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 69 km SE of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.6074° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SE of Buldir 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 2016-04-11 20:10:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-11 20:36:28 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 3.77 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 465 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,ak, 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 1.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us20005h2l Id of event.
Event Code 20005h2l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o5hk1n,us20005h2l,ak13425252, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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