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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 82 km SSW of Atka, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4888S, -174.561WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 82 km SSW of Atka, Alaska (51 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 09:19:27 / September 5, 2015 @ 9:19 am. Id of earthquake: us20003ixk. Event ids that are associated: ak11692761, us20003ixk. The temblor was detected at 21:19:27 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -174.561° West, latitude 51.4888° North, depth = 0.1 km.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-four, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km SSW of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SSW of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-05 09:19:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 07:01:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 129 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 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 266 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 us20003ixk Id of event.
Event Code 20003ixk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11692761,us20003ixk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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