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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia



Earthquake location 53.7949S, 160.8127WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 166 km ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (103 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:06:11 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 03:06:11 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude 160.8127 East, latitude 53.7949 North, depth = 48.78 km. Id of earthquake: us20005hxx. Event ids that are associated: us20005hxx.

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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: 166 km ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.8127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.7949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166km ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 03:06:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 03:19:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 432 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 1.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us20005hxx Id of event.
Event Code 20005hxx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hxx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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