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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 56 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

Earthquake location 69.6704S, -144.2358WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 56 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (35 miles) on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:30:25 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.2358 West, latitude 69.6704 North, depth = 15.2 km. Id of earthquake: ak20083580. Event ids that are associated: ak20083580. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 21:30:25 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.2 km (9 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.2358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.6704° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 21:30:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 21:44:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 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 automatic 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 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak20083580 Id of event.
Event Code 20083580 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20083580, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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