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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near the Kuril Islands

Earthquake location 45.8251S, 152.2895WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes East of the Kuril Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us2000ddm5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddm5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 04:40:12 / March 7, 2018 @ 4:40 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:12 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.2895° East, 45.8251° North, depth 29.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the Kuril Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.2895° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.8251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place East of the Kuril Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-07 04:40:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 05:03:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 3.24 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 7.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us2000ddm5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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