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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, Norwegian Sea



Earthquake location 72.5956S, 3.1813WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes Norwegian Sea (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 3.1813° East, 72.5956° North, depth 10 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:15:46 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 13:15:46 / November 28, 2017 @ 1:15 pm. 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 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bvcw. Id of event: us2000bvcw.

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Norwegian Sea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.1813° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 72.5956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Norwegian Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-28 13:15:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-28 13:34:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 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 0 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 482 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 6.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bvcw Id of event.
Event Code 2000bvcw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bvcw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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