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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.5398S, -149.1664WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 240 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (149 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cn1j. Unique identifier: us2000cn1j. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.1664 West, latitude 56.5398 North, depth = 23.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.95 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 11:47:00 / January 23, 2018 @ 11:47 am. The temblor was reported at 01:47:00 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 240 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.1664° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.5398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 240km SE of Kodiak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-23 11:47:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-23 12:07:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 483 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 2.24 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us2000cn1j Id of event.
Event Code 2000cn1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cn1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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