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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Kiska Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.116S, 176.683WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 126 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (78 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:21:15 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiska Volcano in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 176.683° East, latitude 51.116° North, depth = 108 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oj1avf. Id of event: at00oj1avf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 05:21:15 / December 31, 2016 @ 5:21 am.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 126 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, 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 176.683° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.116° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 126km SSW 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 05:21:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 05:27:48 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 385 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 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.270043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237.599980992 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 at00oj1avf Id of event.
Event Code 00oj1avf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oj1avf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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