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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Fais in Micronesia



Earthquake location 11.37S, 140.8944WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 182 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (113 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005hei. Event ids that are associated: us20005hei. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 14:51:47 / April 12, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:51:47 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.8944° East, 11.37° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 182 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8944° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.37° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 182km NNE of Fais, Micronesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 14:51:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 15:12:26 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 449 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 6.123 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us20005hei Id of event.
Event Code 20005hei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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