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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 37 km SSE of Yunaska Island, Alaska



Earthquake location 52.3035S, -170.5655WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 km SSE of Yunaska Island, Alaska (23 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.3 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -170.5655 West, latitude 52.3035 North, depth = 52.3 km. 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: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 21:01:12 / March 14, 2017 @ 9:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15493287, us20008s6s. Id of event: us20008s6s. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:01:12 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SSE of Yunaska 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 -170.5655° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Yunaska 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 2017-03-14 21:01:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 21:22:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 3.5 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 ,ak,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 0.662 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20008s6s Id of event.
Event Code 20008s6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15493287,us20008s6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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