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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Semisopochnoi Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.7044S, -179.9491WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 41 km SE of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (25 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bss. Id of event: us10007bss. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 16:08:43 / November 23, 2016 @ 4:08 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.24 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -179.9491° West, 51.7044° North, depth 94.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:08:43 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SE of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.9491° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of Semisopochnoi 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 2016-11-23 16:08:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 16:39:33 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 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 400 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 0.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10007bss Id of event.
Event Code 10007bss An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bss, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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