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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Homer in Alaska



Earthquake location 58.9676S, -152.313WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Homer in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Homer in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -152.313° West, latitude 58.9676° North, depth = 56.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o6dz18, ak13503280. Id of event: ak13503280. The temblor was detected at 22:17:33 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 08:17:33 / April 29, 2016 @ 8:17 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 86 km SSW of Homer, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 58.9676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km SSW of Homer, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-29 08:17:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 08:34:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.64 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 automatic 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 387 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak13503280 Id of event.
Event Code 13503280 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o6dz18,ak13503280, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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