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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Haines in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.5874S, -137.4332WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 119 km WNW of Haines, Alaska (74 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 14:25:36 / November 16, 2016 @ 2:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.4 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:25:36 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Haines in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 12.4 km, -137.4332° West, 59.5874° North. Unique identifier: ak14355516. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ogqo2n, ak14355516.

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. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 119 km WNW of Haines, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -137.4332° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.5874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km WNW of Haines, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-16 14:25:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 14:32:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 automatic 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 385 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 ,at,ak, 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 1.09 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 ak14355516 Id of event.
Event Code 14355516 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ogqo2n,ak14355516, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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