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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Kiska Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.9727S, 177.0984WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 37 km WSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 05:21:20 / December 31, 2016 @ 5:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:21:20 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 177.0984° East, latitude 51.9727° North, depth = 73.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oj1avf, us10007nuy. Unique identifier: us10007nuy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.85 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiska Volcano in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five 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 quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km WSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.0984° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.9727° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km WSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-31 05:21:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 05:42:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 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 1.987 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10007nuy Id of event.
Event Code 10007nuy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oj1avf,us10007nuy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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