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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Sungjibaegam in North Korea



Earthquake location 41.3551S, 129.0502WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:01 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 03:30:01 / September 3, 2017 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 129.0502° East, 41.3551° North, depth 0 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aert. Id of event: us2000aert.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Chongjin (c. 327 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Musan-ŭp (c. 21 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komusan 1-tong, Musan-ŭp, Puryŏng (min 5000 pop).

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 have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 24 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.0502° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3551° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, 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 2017-09-03 03:30:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 03:52:49 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 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 400 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 3.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 11 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 mining explosion Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aert Id of event.
Event Code 2000aert An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aert, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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