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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Uglegorsk in Russia

Earthquake location 48.9258S, 142.0683WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Uglegorsk in Russia. Event id: us7000bmpy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmpy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.0683° East, 48.9258° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 13:42:26 / September 13, 2020 @ 1:42 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:26 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Russia (c. 140 702 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Poronaysk (c. 16 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Uglegorsk (c. 12 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Shakhtersk (c. 10 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Makarov (c. 6 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Poronaysk, Makarov, Shakhtersk.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km S of Uglegorsk, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0683° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.9258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km S of Uglegorsk, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-13 13:42:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 14:06:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 ,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 2.022 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us7000bmpy Id of event.
Event Code 7000bmpy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmpy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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