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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 29 km WNW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

Earthquake location 52.0284S, 178.1003WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 km WNW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (18 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 03:48:16 / October 5, 2019 @ 3:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019crth3ku, us70005qzz. Id of event: us70005qzz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.1003 East, latitude 52.0284 North, depth = 132.86 km. The temblor was reported at 17:48:16 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.86 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km WNW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.1003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.0284° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WNW of Little Sitkin 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 2019-10-05 03:48:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-05 04:07:24 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 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,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 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us70005qzz Id of event.
Event Code 70005qzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019crth3ku,us70005qzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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