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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Shikotan in Russia

Earthquake location 44.5751S, 146.7004WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Shikotan in Russia. Exact location of event, longitude 146.7004 East, latitude 44.5751 North, depth = 127.52 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 23:14:54 / October 14, 2019 @ 11:14 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:14:54 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005u7t. Unique identifier: us70005u7t. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.52 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuzhno-Kuril’sk (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 86 km N of Shikotan, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.5751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km N of Shikotan, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-14 23:14:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-14 23:33:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 432 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 ,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 2.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us70005u7t Id of event.
Event Code 70005u7t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005u7t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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