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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Alaska

Earthquake location 55.534S, -149.285WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Gulf of Alaska (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 00:37:16 / March 9, 2018 @ 12:37 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00p5ase4. Ids that are associated to the event: at00p5ase4. The temblor was picked up at 14:37:16 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -149.285 West, latitude 55.534 North, depth = 20 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.285° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Gulf of Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-09 00:37:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 00:41:24 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 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 1 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 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.792862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205.199983584 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00p5ase4 Id of event.
Event Code 00p5ase4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p5ase4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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