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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Sungjibaegam in North Korea

Earthquake location 41.3786S, 129.0122WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sungjibaegam in North Korea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 16:41:08 / October 12, 2017 @ 4:41 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:41:08 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 129.0122 East, latitude 41.3786 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqsx. Unique identifier: us1000aqsx.

The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-si (c. 192 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hyesan-dong (c. 97 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kilju (c. 63 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kyŏngsŏng (c. 35 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nanam (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hyesan-si, Hyesan-dong, Kapsan-ŭp (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, North Korea (c. 22 912 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 23 km NE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 129.0122° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NE 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 2017-10-12 16:41:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 17:29:40 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 129 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 3.265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000aqsx Id of event.
Event Code 1000aqsx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aqsx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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