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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Sungjibaegam in North Korea



Earthquake location 41.3229S, 128.9866WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:01 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 00:30:01 / September 9, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Event id: us10006n8a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n8a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.9866 East, latitude 41.3229 North, depth = 0 km.

Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng. Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. 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: 18 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 128.9866° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-09 00:30:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 00:45:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 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 3.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 explosion Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006n8a Id of event.
Event Code 10006n8a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n8a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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