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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia



Earthquake location 52.9335S, 159.8208WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 21:00:57 / September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:00:57 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 55.59 km, 159.8208° East, 52.9335° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000apa3. Unique identifier: us2000apa3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.59 km (35 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (c. 187 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yelizovo (c. 40 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Vilyuchinsk (c. 25 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yelizovo, Vilyuchinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.8208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.9335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-16 21:00:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 21:18:43 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 416 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 0.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000apa3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000apa3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apa3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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