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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 177 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia



Earthquake location 11.3335S, 140.8555WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 177 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (110 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:23:01 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 23:23:01 / April 12, 2016 @ 11:23 pm. Id of earthquake: us20005hn9. Event ids that are associated: us20005hn9. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.8555° East, 11.3335° North.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 177 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8555° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 177km 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 23:23:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 23:41:57 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 4.515 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20005hn9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hn9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hn9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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