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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Angaur State in Palau

Earthquake location 5.2937S, 132.9599WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 220 kilometers (137 miles) from Angaur State in Palau on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 02:07:10 / April 11, 2016 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005gvs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gvs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.9599 East, latitude 5.2937 North, depth = 10.93 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.93 km (7 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:07:10 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Palau (c. 20 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonsorol Village. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sonsorol Village (c. 0 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 220 km SW of Angaur State, Palau. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 132.9599° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2937° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 220km SW of Angaur State, Palau 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 02:07:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-11 02:23:05 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 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 7.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us20005gvs Id of event.
Event Code 20005gvs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gvs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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