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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Shemya Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.7691S, 174.4701WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 24 km ENE of Shemya Island, Alaska (15 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 174.4701 East, latitude 52.7691 North, depth = 97.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.52 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 08:13:46 / November 11, 2016 @ 8:13 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Shemya Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100076ty. Event ids that are associated: at00oggxiz, us100076ty. The temblor was detected at 22:13:46 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 24 km ENE of Shemya Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4701° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.7691° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE of Shemya Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-11 08:13:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 08:31:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.3 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 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 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 ,at,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 0.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us100076ty Id of event.
Event Code 100076ty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oggxiz,us100076ty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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