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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Buldir Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.1962S, 175.888WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 129 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska (80 miles). Id of earthquake: us70006rql. Event ids that are associated: ak019gldrpff, us70006rql. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 175.888° East, latitude 51.1962° North, depth = 14.74 km. The temblor was reported at 09:43:32 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.74 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 21:43:32 / December 27, 2019 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 129 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.888° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1962° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 129km S 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 2019-12-27 21:43:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-27 22:13:42 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 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 1.892 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006rql Id of event.
Event Code 70006rql An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019gldrpff,us70006rql, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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