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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Buldir Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.005S, 175.1579WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 65 km SW of Buldir Island, Alaska (40 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Buldir Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: at00pnw6qd. Event ids that are associated: at00pnw6qd. The temblor was picked up at 00:01:25 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 12:01:25 / March 5, 2019 @ 12:01 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 175.1579° East, latitude 52.005° North, depth = 49 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 65 km SW of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.1579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SW of Buldir Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-05 12:01:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-05 12:10:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 432 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 84 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.777416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.399985888 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 at00pnw6qd Id of event.
Event Code 00pnw6qd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pnw6qd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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