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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Kuril’sk in Russia



Earthquake location 44.469S, 149.1559WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 131 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia (81 miles). Event id: us10006n0k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n0k. 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 32.37 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 149.1559 East, latitude 44.469 North, depth = 32.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:13:52 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 12:13:52 / September 8, 2016 @ 12:13 pm.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 131 km SE of Kuril’sk, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.1559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.469° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km SE 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 2016-09-08 12:13:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-08 12:31:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 4.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us10006n0k Id of event.
Event Code 10006n0k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n0k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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