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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Northern Territory, Australia



Earthquake location -25.5343S, 129.8053WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Northern Territory, Australia (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:44:04 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005iyk. Event ids that are associated: us10005iyk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 18:14:04 / May 20, 2016 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 129.8053° East, latitude -25.5343° South, depth = 10 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: Northern Territory, Australia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.8053° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.5343° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Northern Territory, Australia 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 18:14:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 18:39:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 570 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 7.83 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 536 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 4.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005iyk Id of event.
Event Code 10005iyk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iyk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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