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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Hoemul-li in North Korea

Earthquake location 40.8571S, 131.6343WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 176 km ESE of Hoemul-li, North Korea (109 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 131.6343 East, latitude 40.8571 North, depth = 537.61 km. The temblor was reported at 04:48:07 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 19:48:07 / July 12, 2017 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009vsi. Event ids that are associated: us20009vsi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 537.61 km (334 miles).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 176 km ESE of Hoemul-li, North Korea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 131.6343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8571° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 537.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 176km ESE of Hoemul-li, North Korea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-12 19:48:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-12 20:07:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 2.08 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 3.35 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 15 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009vsi Id of event.
Event Code 20009vsi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vsi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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