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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Kaktovik in Alaska

Earthquake location 69.6989S, -144.1997WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (33 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.7 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:40:58 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 12:40:58 / September 18, 2018 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak20257361. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20257361, at00pf94kc. Exact location, longitude -144.1997° West, latitude 69.6989° North, depth = 12.7 km.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.1997° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.6989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2018-09-18 12:40:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-18 12:54:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 4.67 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 automatic 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 432 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,at, 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 0.92 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 ak20257361 Id of event.
Event Code 20257361 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20257361,at00pf94kc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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