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Major earthquake, 7.4 mag strikes near Nikol’skoye in Russia



Earthquake location 54.2S, 169.2WA major earthquake magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 234 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (145 miles). Id of earthquake: pt17198005. Event ids that are associated: at00ot9dh6, pt17198005. Global time and date of event 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 23:34:21 / July 17, 2017 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikol’skoye in Russia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.3 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 169.2° East, 54.2° North, depth 48.3 km. The 7.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:34:21 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.2° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.2° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 234km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-17 23:34:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-17 23:46:20 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 842 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183.599985312 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 pt17198005 Id of event.
Event Code 17198005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ot9dh6,pt17198005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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