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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 119 km S of Kuril’sk, Russia



Earthquake location 44.1742S, 148.1272WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 119 km S of Kuril’sk, Russia (74 miles). Unique identifier: us10005iti. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005iti. The temblor was picked up at 00:04:44 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 148.1272° East, latitude 44.1742° North, depth = 82.62 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.62 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 14:04:44 / May 20, 2016 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 119 km S of Kuril’sk, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.1272° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.1742° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km S of Kuril'sk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-20 14:04:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 14:19:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 416 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 3.983 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10005iti Id of event.
Event Code 10005iti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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