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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location 34.6182S, -36.4442WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -36.4442 West, latitude 34.6182 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20008hk3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hk3. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:02 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 00:55:02 / January 31, 2017 @ 12:55 am.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -36.4442° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6182° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-31 00:55:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 05:32:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 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 0 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 482 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 7.754 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwc The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008hk3 Id of event.
Event Code 20008hk3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hk3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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