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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Attu Station in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.748S, 170.2139WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 222 km WNW of Attu Station, Alaska (138 miles) on Tuesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:36 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009x6j. Event ids that are associated: us20009x6j. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.2139 East, latitude 53.748 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 01:06:36 / July 18, 2017 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT.

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

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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: 222 km WNW of Attu Station, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.2139° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 222km WNW of Attu Station, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-18 01:06:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 01:40:02 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 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 385 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 2.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us20009x6j Id of event.
Event Code 20009x6j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009x6j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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