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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Chignik Lake in Alaska



Earthquake location 57.0729S, -157.7085WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 106 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska (66 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:52:36 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -157.7085 West, latitude 57.0729 North, depth = 11.4 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak14320353, at00ogju3o, us1000775r. Unique identifier: ak14320353. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.4 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chignik Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 21:52:36 / November 12, 2016 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska. This data 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 -157.7085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 57.0729° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-12 21:52:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 22:12:13 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 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 ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak14320353 Id of event.
Event Code 14320353 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14320353,at00ogju3o,us1000775r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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