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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Chernabura Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.696S, -160.935WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 150 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/17 / 2017-05-28 07:37:10 / May 28, 2017 @ 7:37 am. Exact location, longitude -160.935° West, latitude 53.696° North, depth = 48 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oqnjty. Id of event: at00oqnjty. The temblor was picked up at 20:37:10 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Chernabura Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 150 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.935° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 150km SW of Chernabura 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 2017-05-28 07:37:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-28 07:41:24 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 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 465 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.676256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212.399983008 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oqnjty Id of event.
Event Code 00oqnjty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oqnjty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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