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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Prince Edward Islands region



Earthquake location -44.2372S, 39.0932WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Prince Edward Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:29:35 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ax6. Unique identifier: us10007ax6. Global time and date of event 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 15:29:35 / November 20, 2016 @ 3:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 39.0932 East, latitude -44.2372 South, depth = 10 km.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Prince Edward Islands region. This information 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 39.0932° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -44.2372° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Prince Edward Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-20 15:29:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 15:58:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 385 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 17.875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10007ax6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007ax6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ax6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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