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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 299 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena



Earthquake location -5.8639S, -12.667WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 299 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (186 miles). Exact location, longitude -12.667° West, latitude -5.8639° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a5ds. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5ds. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:56:57 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 19:56:57 / August 6, 2017 @ 7:56 pm.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 299 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -12.667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8639° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 299km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-06 19:56:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-06 20:14:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -60 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 2.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us2000a5ds Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5ds An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5ds, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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