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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.0879S, 178.8627WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (61 miles) on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ogm0sj, us100077jc. Unique identifier: us100077jc. The temblor was picked up at 14:12:17 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8627 East, latitude 51.0879 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 02:12:17 / November 14, 2016 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.8627° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.0879° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km SSE of Little Sitkin 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 2016-11-14 02:12:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 02:27:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 449 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 0.399 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us100077jc Id of event.
Event Code 100077jc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ogm0sj,us100077jc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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