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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4S, 178.2WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 64 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (40 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/11/16 / 2016-11-30 21:44:02 / November 30, 2016 @ 9:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ohh5pe. Id of event: at00ohh5pe. The temblor was picked up at 09:44:02 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.2 East, latitude 51.4 North, depth = 128 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 128 km (80 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.2° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SSW 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 2016-11-30 21:44:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-30 21:48:17 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 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6800247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212.399983008 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 at00ohh5pe Id of event.
Event Code 00ohh5pe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ohh5pe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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