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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Skagway in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8685S, -136.8369WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 97 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (60 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.58 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.8369 West, latitude 59.8685 North, depth = 4.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 12:49:18 / May 1, 2017 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:49:18 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15853423, us10008mes. Id of event: us10008mes.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 97 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.8369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km WNW of Skagway, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-01 12:49:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-01 13:11:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.07 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 416 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 0.515 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10008mes Id of event.
Event Code 10008mes An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15853423,us10008mes, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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